Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola Cases As Reason For Decision

Texas resident Kamorudeen Abidogun, originally from Nigeria, received two rejection letters in the mail from Navarro College, a two-year community college a little over 50 miles from Dallas.

Abidogun told CNBC that he has five relatives in Nigeria who were applying to the school and were using his home in Richmond, Texas as their U.S. mailing address. The college rejected the applications, citing confirmed Ebola cases in the country as the reason for their decision.


Idris Bello, a Nigerian who lives in Texas, tweeted a copy of the letter and a portion of it reads:

“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.”

Navarro’s vice president for Access and Accountability, Dewayne Gragg, sent an email to CNBC.com after repeated requests for comments on the situation. According to Gragg, some students received incorrect information regarding their applications. He says that the college revamped their international department to focus their recruitment efforts in China and Indonesia.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the college is wrong for their decision?

Source: NBC News

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