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Fix the roads, UWI

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:10 AM

This is an open letter to the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI):

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Please allow me space within your reputable paper to ask the administration of the aforementioned university to kindly fix and mark the roads on the campus.

Increasingly, UWI's roads are a microcosm of Jamaica's terrible road conditions and even leads to questions surrounding effective governance. Simply put, they are an eyesore and a danger to persons who use the road network there. This definitely sends the wrong signal to students, staff and the wider international audience that the university wants to attract and cater to. The road leading to the Usain Bolt Track is in a deplorable state and requires immediate attention.

If the university can't be the best in academics at the moment, it can at least try to match the new buildings with proper roads with markings and signage. Finally, if the university administration cannot address such a basic infrastructure problem, how can we expect the Jamaican Government to effectively manage Jamaica's road network?

A Concerned Student