Liberia's Education System Should Take Its Cue from Robin Hood (The Guardian, UK)

Robin Hood's brand of wealth redistribution could help turn around the fortunes of Liberia, where the education system was recently described as a "mess" by its president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

In August, the west African country made headlines around the world when all 25,000 students who sat the entrance exam for the University of Liberia failed. Reactions ranged from denial to despondency. While some challenged the results, others lamented the impact of civil war on the education system.

Amid the political rhetoric and knee-jerk reactions, the paucity of concrete solutions offered was striking. I think Liberia should employ a "Robin Hood" approach, redistributing its resources and prioritising education.