Administrators are never talking about what you think they are. They tell you to add a few students to class, and surely they mean ten or twenty. That was the basic premise for this strip.
President Czar is sort of a super villain, what with the laughing in the last panel. Get that man an island base.
HOBO: With how many?
CZAR: About two thousand watts should do it.
HOBO: Wait, you're not talking about students?
CZAR: Of course not! We have a serious mouse infestation problem in this building, and we think we might be able to fry them in the walls. But since you mentioned it, we also need to put a few more students in your class. Just don't let them sit near the walls.