Once upon a time, there was a family in a diminutive village! And there was a burglar who used to embezzle anything he could. Once, THE rooster of the family was stolen, and the children told the breadwinner, the father, the news. The father passionately and sadly said “go and find the roster; there will be more after it otherwise!”
The children laughed and thought that their father had been nuts for ordering to find an invaluable thing, a rooster!
After a month, THE goat got stolen, and the children said to their father the news. The father merely said “go and find the roster!”
The children became astounded because they had told him the news of stealing the goat, yet their father was talking about the rooster; “what a crazy man,” said the children with a barmy and wild voice.
After three months, the cow got stolen, and as the other times the children told their father the news of losing the caw.
But the father was insisting of finding the rooster!!
Finally, the broken car, which they used for everything, was stolen, and the father was still saying “go and find the rooster.”
The children eagerly asked “father, we have been telling you all the news about whatever we lost, but the rooster was your only concern; can you tell us why?”
The father said “if you had found the rooster, the others would not have been stolen because a thief always starts from small to big!”
I think that our case in the American University of Iraq Sulaimani is perfectly the same because we have chosen silence for almost all of the decisions that were made by the administration.
If we had not accepted the first $100 dollars for the dorm’s invoice at the first place, the payment of the books would not have been added to it.
The payment for the new dorms would not have been added to it; the payment for printing would not have been added to it.
And the bad news is that it is not done. I am sure that there will be much more inappropriate changes without considering the students’ circumstances!
I am sure there are some students who are not in capable of providing their needs monthly, yet justifications are not taken as considerations.
My eyes are not merely on money, but when I am talking about money, I mean corruption in all of the departments.
I see what the circumstances of some of the students look like, and I see that the university is increasing all of the prices in contrast. I do not know how that works!!!!
Karwan Gaznay is an International Studies student at AUIS