Ever thought that you wouldn’t get into the school you liked because the town you come from people had AIDS or the flu? Apparently, it can happen in the case of Ebola. With US fears growing higher and higher everyday, one university in Texas wasn’t taking any chances.
Navarro College, a two-year community college with a campus about 58 miles from Dallas, denied admittance of a student from Nigeria due to there being confirmed cases of Ebola within its borders. Kamorudeen Abidogun, who is actually from Texas, said he received two letters from the community college about his admission status.
One of the letters begins like this: “With sincere regret, I must report that Navarro College is not able to offer you acceptance for the Spring 2015 term. Unfortunately, Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.”
There has been no new record of Ebola in Nigeria since September 8th and the 20 cases that were found there resulted in a Liberian man traveling there. I know we’re all scared about a viral epidemic here in the the states, but denying a student admission to your college, a community college at that, is plain wrong. Community colleges need all the people they can get.
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