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Most Liberian youth fail university entrance exam

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In Liberia, 42 000 candidates took the exam that is common for all of the region’s English-speaking countries for entrance into West African universities, but only one person managed to score at the level required to move on to university. This massive underperformance has revealed the flaws in the country’s education system, which is experiencing a shortage of teachers and suffers from a lack of basic educational facilities including school infrastructure and teaching materials. This is the third time that Liberian students have had a failure of this magnitude in recent years. In 2013, 25 000 Liberian students failed the entrance examination for the University of Liberia, causing an outcry among Liberians and the international community, which had highlighted the need to invest in training the country's youth.

 

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