As a citizen, I feel the need to question the intellectual capacity of Jackson Mulupe, the President of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of Divine Word University (DWU). I understand that sarcasm is beyond you so I will TRY to keep simple simple and straight so you understand.
YOUR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING IS ASTOUNDING
The statement released on the National Newspaper on Monday 16th May 2016, reflects your ignorance (you do understand the meaning of this word, don’t you?) on national issues. Its is clear you do not fully understand what you said. Instead you parroted what was stated at your forum in the hope of sounding intelligent.
Let me ask you this: HOW ARE YOU RESPECTING THE LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION BY NOT SPEAKING OUT TO DEFEND THE LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION?
YOUR SO CALLED “NEUTRAL STANCE” IS COWARDICE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER! AND MUST BE COMMENDED!
What about releasing a statement that simply says:
“We support the call by UPNG, UNITECH, UNRE & UOG to call on the Prime Minister to respect the rule of law. Because we believe the constitution is supreme. We also call for the protection of the integrity of the Prime Minister’s office.
“We call for the removal of the vetting process imposed by the Commissioner of Police as it creates two sets of laws – one for the rich and powerful and the other for ordinary folk.”
However, due to our university policies, we are unable to protest in the manner demonstrated by our sister universities. We will protest through the expression of our voices and opinions through representation from our Student Representative Council. Etc…
The SRC statement has dragged the University into disrepute.
It tells us that DWU is populated by students who lack the skills to critically analyze national issues. It tells us that that we are unable to clearly articulate a position independently and diplomatically present it in the face of external pressure.
This crop of young students are an embarrassment to the country, and embarrassment to the University and to the future of Papua New Guinea.
If these are the kind of people who will lead this country into the future, then we are lost as a nation!