Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NO NEW STUDENTS: ALL 25,000 STUDENTS FAIL IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TEST 

Every single student who applied for admissioninto the University of Liberia failed the school’s admission test, and there were over 25,000 of them! A university official said students who took the $25 exam did not have a basic understanding of English, the BBC reports, and it was the first time that all entrants failed.

Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has said the country’s education system is still “in a mess” following a civil war that ended a decade ago. Education Minister Etmonia David-Tarpeh will meet with university officials to discuss the 100percent failure rate, the BBC reports. “I know there are a lot of weaknesses in the schools but for a whole group of people to take exams and every single one of them to fail, I have my doubts about that,” David-Tarpeh said.“It’s like mass murder.”