26 September, 2006

Educate & Rehabilitate!

With all the glamour and knowledge, comes the other side of the coin.


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.

3 comments:

samuraisam said...

At least three students out of seven who were arrested on Sunday night for drug offences were released after the police realised that they were wrongly accused. Speaking to 7DAYS one of the students from an institute based at Knowledge Village, who was released on Monday evening, said police had arrested seven students on Sunday. Three are definitely now free while at least one other may also have been released.

Tim Newman said...

With the establishment of Academic City and Knowledge Village, the Dubai authorities have brought world class education to the Gulf.

Steady on.

Ally said...

Absolutely right, Tim....World Class education, my ass. It will be many more decades before KV will be able to provide decent education, let alone "world class" education. The reputation of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, et. al. was not made overnight. God! How crass some of these posts are!!

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