THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am a potential third-year student at the University of Technology, Jamaica who is now barred from registering for first semester 2013-2014, ostensibly because I sat three modules in the just-concluded summer semester, the grades for two of which have not yet been posted to the system.
The consequence of this policy is that I may have to miss classes or sit out the entire semester, which was scheduled to commence on Monday, August 26, 2013. Strangely, even where a lecturer has not graded and posted results for his summer modules, he will be given modules to teach in the subsequent semester and he will commence teaching without regard for the fact that his delinquency has disenfranchised several students.
I could understand a situation in which a student is blocked from registering to take a module for which one of his outstanding summer modules is a prerequisite. However, this policy of blocking registration for all courses, including those for which the outstanding subjects are not prerequisites, defies human comprehension.
East Albion, St Thomas