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Liberia students all fail university admission exam

26 Aug

Liberia students all fail university admission exam

I don’t have any substantive commentary to add to this headline: it is so bizarre as to be worth a repost, and it allows me to actually mention education (for once), but beyond that, I really have no idea what to make of this. Usually I’d associate absolute numbers like this with the sort of brazenly doctored statistics of authoritarianism – zero crime, perfect literacy, entire electorates, etc. – but I can’t see why anyone would contrive this. If anything, this seems a moment ripe for a little less transparency: surely someone could have bribed or flattered their way to a passing grade?

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One Response to “Liberia students all fail university admission exam”

  1. Devin August 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Troubling piece of news out of a very troubled country. Hopefully awareness of this will provide an impetus for a re-evaluation of the standardized testing system in Liberia. Or at least thin out the University of Liberia student body to allow more resources for the students already in attendance? I know that’s a terrible way to think, but I try to be a glass half full kinda guy.

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