Monday, August 26, 2013
Academic failure in Africa: There will be no new students at the University of Liberia for 2013-2014
That's because every single student who took the admission test — all 25,000 of them — failed the exam. University spokesman Momodu Getaweh says that the students were unenthusiastic and did not show an adequate grasp of the English language. "In English, the mechanics of the language, they didn't know anything about it. So the government has to do something," he says. The country's president acknowledged that its education system is "in a mess" and needs improvement.