There is a fine line between exercising one’s power and abusing it.
A school is a place for learning, and in other ways, a second home. It should be an environment conducive to learning. When necessary, disciplinary measures should always be done with due process.
I find it very saddening that the current college I am attending is currently in disarray. Due to the recent change in the administration, the rules are very suddenly harshly implemented without proper announcement, disciplinary actions are done without due process, which resulted in students suddenly being asked to transfer to another school, and are refused chances to negotiate, evaluate on the situation or even ask for any alternative, at least. All decisions are made hasty, purely based on shaky judgment with little to no basis.
Incomplete courses by resigned professors. Entering the campus wearing a snapback. Defending your brother from an abusive professor (whom which the school had already dismissed, meaning the case is closed). Are these offenses grounds for expulsion/forced transfer?
Please enlighten me.
It’s very saddening that very few people choose to either give up or pay no mind to what’s happening. You may be safe and all that, but what about the others? Others who do not deserve such heavy penalization? Others who have great potential yet about to go to waste due to this unnecessary governance with an iron fist. This institution is for the students; not the administrators. They do not have the right to refuse us of education because the institution is built for us, for that purpose. We are all entitled to due process if ever we fail to abide by the rules. We have rights, and nobody are allowed ever to step on them,
most especially people who have jobs because of us.
*I refuse to name the said school, so as to show my respect. I may be at odds with its system, but I still have a great amount of pride and respect for the institution itself.
tags: college. student rights. personal. filipino. rant.