You know how schools are always looking to diversify their student body? Well, they are. I just read that Yale enrolled a former Taliban official in to a non-degree program. That’s not even all of it. This person only had a 4th grade education!
Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, a former ambassador-at-large of the Taliban, was admitted as a “special student”.
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Are you kidding me?
Wow. That’s pretty absurd. Hopefully Yale enlightens his primitive mind.
It feels like we’re missing some vital information from this story…PLUS colleges having special student admitance may have a lax academic policy because it’s non-credit and non-degree and if this guy wants to pay YALE prices for a class “just for fun” why would Yale turn down the money? Regardless of who’s spending it, it all spends the same.
Yeah, I can understand why they did it. It looks great in terms of when colleges report their annual stats (to Petersons & all those companies).
But I’m pretty sure he’s not paying. I know he’s prob got the money. But I heard that Yale recently also got a 100 million dollar endowment/donation. Also, I’m sure that there are many “interested” parties who would be willing to foot the bill here.
Here’s the thing, though. I would reason that a school wouldn’t want to take him b/c of the financial & marketing liability that he would be.