25,000 students fail Liberia university entrance exam


FAILURE. A file photo dated 03 June 2013 shows Liberian students sitting the West Afican Examinations Council (WAEC) exams at G.W. Gibson High School in Monrovia, Liberia. Media reports say 27 August 2013, that all of the around 25,000 students who took the entrance exams for the University of Liberia failed. Photo by EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

The University of Liberia may not have incoming freshmen next school year. None of the 25,000 students who take the entrance exam passed. The country’s education minister described the widespread failure as “like mass murder”. Speaking to the BBC Focus on Africa program, she said: “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. I’d really like to see the results of the students.”

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