Don’t let youth lose self-worth

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Opinion -

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

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ROSS UNIVER­SITY SCHOOL of Medicine in Do­minica.

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