Chinese fail English language test
Nearly three-quarters of the Chinese students due to start their BSc course
in Wageningen in September failed the compulsory English test they took.
Only 24 out of 89 passed the test, and that was after the pass mark had
been lowered from 6 to 5.5. Those who failed will not be admitted to the
second part of the joint programme, run by Wageningen University and the
Chinese Agricultural University in Beijing. According to Rien Bor,
responsible for contacts with China, this measure has been introduced as a
result of the experiences with Chinese students who came to do the MBA
course last year, and had insufficient command of English. Bor also
indicated that the university in Beijing has already employed an American
teacher for this year.