An­a­lyze stu­dents’ ac­tions wisely

China Daily (Canada) - - COMMENT -

A post­grad­u­ate med­i­cal stu­dent of Shang­hai’s Fu­dan Univer­sity charged with poi­son­ing his room­mate last April was sen­tenced to death on Feb 18. In a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in an art school in the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion in Jan­uary, a fe­male stu­dent has been ac­cused of poi­son­ing her room­mates by mix­ing chem­i­cals in their wa­ter dis­penser, says an ar­ti­cle in Bei­jing Youth Daily. Ex­cerpts:

The mo­tive be­hind both crimes is the same: anger against be­ing ill-treated or in­sulted. In the Guangxi case, for in­stance, the stu­dent ac­cused of poi­son­ing her room­mates has re­port­edly said that she could not take the sneer­ing of her room­mates any longer.

That stu­dents are tak­ing ex­treme mea­sures to deal with con­flicts, some even triv­ial, shows their poor psy­cho­log­i­cal make-up. What is equally dis­turb­ing is that some uni­ver­si­ties ig­nore this prob­lem.

It’s the duty of univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tions to mon­i­tor stu­dents’ ac­tions and be­hav­iors, and take mea­sures to cor­rect them if they are not right. Uni­ver­si­ties should also es­tab­lish a tu­to­rial sys­tem for stu­dents to high­light the ne­ces­sity and im­por­tance of com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween tu­tors and stu­dents. And if pos­si­ble, they should ap­point pro­fes­sional psy­chol­o­gists to coun­sel stu­dents.

Be­sides, teach­ers or other third par­ties should in­ter­vene in con­flicts be­tween stu­dents to pre­vent per­ma­nent bad blood. And the me­dia should not re­veal too many de­tails of crimes com­mit­ted on cam­puses so as to pre­vent other stu­dents from copy­ing them. Ra­tio­nally an­a­lyz­ing stu­dents’ ac­tions rather than just blam­ing them for com­mit­ting a crime can serve as a bet­ter warn­ing for oth­ers.

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