Don’t let youth lose self-worth
The arrival of Ross University and other offshore universities is a welcome development, and the benefits to Barbados are obvious.
There is another benefit not so obvious which will depend upon the foresight and action of those in authority. Students of these universities are likely to be from other territories and will be provided by their parents and sponsors with financial resources to enable them to live the typical student life.
The student life can to the undiscerning appear to be carefree and even irresponsible. This adds the greatest urgency for the departments of education and other relevant bodies to redouble all efforts to help young Barbadians who have dropped out of schooling to find means of retaining a sense of self-worth.
If this is not done, a possible resentment of and hostility towards these overseas students can lead to social unrest as students and local unemployed, ill-educated youngsters compete for entertainment and recreational space, especially if
ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of Medicine in Dominica.