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Liberia Students all Fail University Admission Exam

Liberia education system is said to be in a "mess"
Liberia education system is said to be in a “mess”

By BBC,

Liberia’s education minister says she finds it hard to believe that not a single candidate passed this year’s university admission exam.

Nearly 25,000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia, one of two state-run universities.

The students lacked enthusiasm and did not have a basic grasp of English, a university official told the BBC.

Liberia is recovering from a brutal civil war that ended a decade ago.  Continue reading Liberia Students all Fail University Admission Exam

Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity

Liberians asking for more social justice and an improved standard of living

By Thomas C. Mountain,

While Liberia could afford an election in which the President Ellen Johnson ran unopposed, the people of the country have neither electricity or running water.

Long the golden girl of the western banktatorships Ellen Johnson spent the year before her election in 2006 campaigning in Liberia while drawing a healthy salary and benefits package courtesy of the United Nations Development Program.  Continue reading Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity