Out of ignorance, most of these people believe that university students get paid because they have heard of HELB loans.
Quite worrying is the fact that some university students admit to being left to survive on their own, from the moment they join campus, because apparently parents too are involved in such stereotypes. My question to them is, where do these parents expect their children to get money
from? Whenever they go home for recess, these students admit to taking the entire responsibilities of providing for their families.So do students go to work in their universities? The notion that students have lots of money
is a fallacy.
University students need to be loved once more, and they need the support of everyone in the community for a smooth learning as it was before. Being at the university should be considered a transition period and children should be supported in this. Let them not stop supporting university students, let the ‘harambees’ be held once again for these students. The society will surely get the best out
of this group if we regard them highly as before. They only need to be encouraged to work hard through campus and for sure, they will know they have only one responsibility andthat is that of paying back to the community that helped and supported them while in school.
University students are not bad, they are not as violent as it’s thought of them, they do not lack moral standards, they are not hard-eyed, hard-headed, and they are not as arrogant as the community thinks .They are intellectuals, a people of sound mind with the ability to make positive differences in the near future and only need to be trusted with this. The community needs to place their faith in these students and they will obviously pay back for that faith at the end of their studies.
As a community, a time has come when we should change from our stereotypical portrayals of university students as generally bad and aspire to understand them. There is therefore a need for constant interaction between students at the university and the community to help achieve this.