Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Now This Is Upholding Some Standards!

Holy crap, I wonder if they'll stick to their guns:
Not a single new student will be admitted into the University of Liberia this year after nearly 25,000 candidates failed the school’s admission exam.

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 100 percent failure rate, the BBC reports.


KauaiMark said...

What? No grading on the curve?

Good for them. I can't see it happening here any time soon.

Too much $$ lost for the university

Steve USMA '85 said...

They announced by the end of yesterday that they would admit 1500 of the failures into the University. The massive failures were blames on new higher testing standards.