And finally… tall order

A top university in Vietnam sparked controversy after banning students who are “too short”.

Vietnam National University’s School of Management and Business (HSB) said students must be at least 5’2” if they’re women or 5’5” if they’re men or they won’t be considered for admission.

After an intervention by the Vietnamese government, the height requirement has now been removed for three of the university’s four undergraduate programmes, DW reports.

The HSB initially justified the height requirement by claiming there is a correlation between height and leadership capabilities.

Former Chinese premier Deng Xiaoping and the founding Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin are among historical leaders who would have fallen short of the university’s requirements.

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