It is during this period that University administrators transmit the values of institutions and help students to prepare their minds for success. The University administrators should alert their minds to the complaints of the students and give concrete response to each of them. The students are concerned about grading systems and rise in fees. A diplomatic way out has already been paved by the student by indicating that new rules should not have retroactive application. The spontaneous action of the students which was contained by the Minister of Higher Education has already sent the signals of desperation and urgency. The dialogue which followed is an opportunity which should have been exploited to address the concerns of the students without delay. It is surprising that the decision makers are not aware that they are dealing with an emergency. The constitution has already addressed the principle which should guide the charging of fees. This should inform the decisions of the authorities. The recommendation that the grading system should not have retroactive application is also instructive in handling this contradiction between administration and students. Postponing decisions would only add more tension to a situation which could become explosive if wrongly handled.]]>

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