THE EDITOR: Sir,
The management of the transport centre is a bunch of whiners who prefer to complain about the activities of the students instead of taking action to ensure the proper running and use of the place. Children, as a rule, have to be handled; they need proper and consistent guidance, and unbending rules have to be put in place and enforced without prejudice.
When the centre was first opened, persons were informed that they had to board a bus within a particular time of purchasing a ticket. Where has this rule gone? The fact that children hang out in the centre for hours says they have long abandoned this rule. To support this, anyone in the centre should be required on entering to purchase a ticket to board a bus and, if seen in the centre without one, they should be asked to leave.
I am always amused when adults complain that children overrun any place. In this country, we are too big on giving 'a bligh' instead of enforcing rules unconditionally. This is the cause of the breakdown. Management, do your job and stop complaining. The children are controllable.
Maybe I should apply for that job.
COLIN C. MCDONALD