Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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WEBSTER’S UNIVERSITY NEEDS CASH INJECTION – NO MENTION OF CORRUPTION IN TASK FORCE REPORT

A ‘Task Force’ of 11 administrators and faculty members from Webster University in St Louis has flown to Thailand to carry out an investigation into allegations at Webster University in Cha-am and they have admitted things are wrong with would cost US$1 million plus to correct.

But their report appears evasive and anodyne and fails to mention allegations of corruption and bullying, claims made in the ‘College Times’.

The Cha-Am University which apparently rarely has working internet – while every primary school in the UK does for instance, Task Force member put part of the problem down to ants.

Thailand is a tough place to operate,” Jenkins said. ”When I first got there we couldn’t get the Internet going, and we went into the field and the fiber optic cables fell to the ground, and an ant hill had built itself on top of the cables. People who have never been to Thailand do not know how difficult it is to operate in a rural area.”

From Websters University - Cha-am

Sections of the report are published by Webster University’s ‘The Journal’.

The Journal quotes the Task Force review as saying: “Webster University would need to invest in basic facilities work to bring Cha-am to an acceptable standard,” which would take an estimated $830,000 to rebuild. To upgrade additional facilities to achieve a condition “reflecting an established Webster campus,” it would take an estimated $1.2 million.

Read the Report here

http://websterjournal.com/2015/04/29/review-exposes-issues-with-websters-thailand-campus/

2 comments:

  1. Webster University is a 'top university'? This must be a new definition of the word 'top' that I was previously unaware of.

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    1. Indeed Nigel but then when one uses the word 'top' as an adjective in Thailand it does not define what we might describe as top anywhere else. But point taken

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