Liberians need to learn from Americans
In America, academic tests are considered “racist” if not enough blacks pass them. Therefore, in America, our rulers see no problem with dumbing down the tests so that enough blacks pass them. This is routine procedure and has been for some time.
But it appears that Liberia has not yet received the memo; they still expect their students to adhere to old-fashioned academic standards. How quaint! So we read, on Yahoo news:
To be honest, even as one who recognizes the importance of H.B.D. (human biodiversity), I suspect more is going on here than just dumb students. Surely there are some Liberians who are bright enough to pass the entrance exam. My guess is that, for some reason (cultural or political), these bright students have chosen to skip the exam. Perhaps all the bright ones are already so well off that they see no reason to pursue admission to university. Why work hard when you already have everything you need and your privileged station in life is assured?
A class of none: Students go 0 for 25,000 on University of Liberia entrance exam
The failure by even a single student to gain admission underscores the difficulties still facing Liberia 10 years after its civil war ended.
The math was alarmingly simple. Nearly 25,000 students took the entrance exam for the University of Liberia this year, and every one of those nearly 25,000 failed.
In a sheepish press conference last week, the university announced that not a single applicant received a passing mark to attend one of the West African country’s flagship institutions, and that they would be required to lower their standards in order to populate a new freshman class…
As for that last question, it doesn’t apply to Western societies or Asian societies. In advanced societies, people seek knowledge, and self-improvement, even if they are already comfortable in life. In many cases, even more so. Do intelligent Africans lack the drive to improve themselves for no material benefit?
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