"Walking time bombs!" That's how University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh described underachieving males in Trinidad. Dr. Teelucksingh was speaking to a small audience at the JFK lecture hall, UWI, on Saturday 14th September in the on-going Islamic Awareness Week (IAW) organised by the Islamic Dawah Movement (IDM). Citing the nation's high murder rate, (278 at the time of writing) Dr. Teelucksingh warned that the nation is at serious risk from this marginalised and alienated sector. "School and academic attainment hold no attraction for these drop-outs who lack vision and goals. They prefer image..... bling ," the lecturer disclosed.
- By Khalim Ali
- Published 09/15/2013