Master mind

July 14, 1995

The power of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals extends further than we thought.

No sooner have they issued their report on the growing problem of drop-outs than the Colombian police provide them with the perfect illustration of what this can lead to, capturing Cali drug baron Jose Santacruz Londono, of whom one paper reported: "He started his criminal career as a car thief and kidnapper, after dropping out of a university engineering degree."

Perhaps if he'd completed his course, Santacruz Londono, known as El Estudiante (the student), would have known enough to stay at liberty.

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