Some Colleges are More [Archives:1997/39/Local News]

September 29 1997

Popular In addition to the annual quota of 300 students, 160 more have been admitted into the College of Medicine at Sana’a University. The extra students were accepted by the university’s management, not by the College of Medicine itself. It was alleged that academic criteria and achievement had nothing to do with the admittance of the extra number of students. The College of Agriculture, on the other hand, had admitted all of the 70 students who had applied. The College of Arts has taken students with an average mark of 65% and lower. This made very large numbers of students apply. Financial reasons also have a lot to do for some colleges being more popular than others. Many students prefer an “easy” college with a small number of years of study so they can graduate quicker and join the labor force.