UWC STAFF, STUDENTS AND ALUMNI ARE SAYING NO TO VIOLENCE!
To: ALL UWC STAFF MEMBERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND UWC ALUMNI
The turn of events at UWC in the past few weeks, especially last night (11 Nov), have put the future of our children, brothers and sisters in jeopardy. The violent nature of the protest undermines the right of the majority of the students to access the very education the protesters claim to be fighting for. The reputation of our university is on a knife-edge.
As the University community, we sit back and watch at our own peril. This is the time for the University community to be united against this violence and intimidation. It is time for the staff members, students and parents to unite, support and defend our students who want to write examinations.
Parents, guardians and donors have invested lot of resources – financial, moral and spiritual – in the education of their children and their kindred.
We cannot allow the 2015 academic year to go to waste!
We need to send a very strong message to the group of protesting students that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
University is supposed to be a place in which ideas contend. We must use the power of our ideas to persuade each other rather than resort to violence in order for our views to be accepted. It cannot be justified that violence can be used to hold the entire University to a halt. We must all join hands in condemning these acts of violence and vandalism of property.
SAY NO TO VIOLENCE, VANDALISM, ARSON, AND INTIMIDATION OF STUDENTS AND ASSAULT OF STAFF MEMBERS!