Four students have been arrested for allegedly taking drugs. The young men, who study at Knowledge Village, were arrested in a series of raids on Sunday night. It is not clear what drugs they had been using. (7days)
This incident comes soon on the heels of the ragging fiasco in one of the KV campuses. All these vices are there in campuses world over, just that it is making its public presence felt here in the UAE. Long have there been rumours on what was going on among students, but the arrests have laid proof to those rumours.
The students in KV are young adults and they must be well aware drugs are a serious offence in the UAE. These incidents are only the tip of the iceberg as hundreds of students enroll from gulf and other surrounding countries to enjoy the benefits of higher education in UAE. With the establishment of Academic City and Knowledge Village, the Dubai authorities have brought world class education to the Gulf. However they should also keep in mind, education goes hand in hand with counselling and rehabilitation.