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  • Title: “War” Against Cultism
  • Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SS2 pages 70-71

“War” Against Cultism

     “Gentlemen” the Chairman called the meeting to order. “I welcome you all to this important emergency meeting of the Provisional Council of this university …” He touched on some of the major setbacks which the university had encountered in recent times, mentioning particularly the students and the lecturers’ strike and the dastardly acts of the cultists in which lethal weapons were freely used. The Administration did not sit back and watch these unfortunate developments with folded arms. Although the Council had not met, the able Vice-Chancellor had been in intermittent consultation with him in an attempt to diagnose the problems and prescribe the most effective remedies. The Administration had now come up with a series of proposals which would come before an ordinary meeting of the Council at a later date. The present emergency meeting was to consider one proposal only – the most crucial. Because of its highly delicate and confidential nature, the proposal had not been circulated in writing to members before the meeting, as was the usual practice. He called on the Vice-Chancellor to table his proposal. The Vice-Chancellor then cleared his throat and commenced his speech.

     “Respected Ladies and Gentlemen”, said the Vice-Chancellor, “we have a serious situation on our hands. A few cultists are out to destroy the good work which you and I have been doing in this noble university. That the cultists have killed and maimed several persons on campus is no longer news. The activities of the cultists have become a frightful monster staring all of us in the face. To avoid a situation of anarchy on campus therefore we are proposing that any cultist – be he a student or a member of staff – caught should not only be dismissed but also be made to face the full wrath of the law. In this case, there will be no sacred cow. Even if the child of the Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor himself is apprehended as a cultist he should be dealt with, in fact, more severely than others. Nobody, no matter how highly placed, should be allowed to disturb the peace, tranquillity and serenity for which this university is noted and of which we are all proud. Thank you”.

Questions and Answers:

1. What was the purpose of the emergency meeting of the University Council?

A – The purpose of the emergency meeting of the University Council was to discuss the major setbacks the university had encountered recently. The points he mentioned were the students’ and lecturers’ strikes and the dastardly acts of the cultists in which lethal weapons were freely used.

 

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