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Re: Foreigners on strike in Torun

The problems described here with higher education in Poland were not present to any extent prior to say 1995. Mass access has led to these problems.

Re: Foreigners on strike in Torun

The head of the English Faculty at Poznan University was also responsible for Matura and Olimpiad materials for the Gorzów area in the past.

As I recall, they too bore very little resemblance to reality, both in the language used, correctness of said language and topics covered.

One teacher I knew referred to him as 'a tosspiece of the highest order'.

Re: Foreigners on strike in Torun

Re head of English at Poznan University, a friend of mine who studied there said:

"I agree - he was a humongous turd in a sea of Communist pus. Although I never trusted the guy, I admired his energy, determination and organizational skills. On balance, I believe the English Faculty at Poznań University owes him a lot (however weird and politically incorrect this may sound at the moment). FORMER (GRATEFUL) STUDENT"