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Lowering of standards for admission into varsities: The role of JAMB, NUC and the Senate (2)

LAST week I began an examination of the reasons for the drop in the standard for admission into Nigerian Universities with a focus on the role played by the Joint Admissions Regulation Board and how overtime, Universities began to notice a general deficiency in candidates admitted through the examinations conducted by the body. As I will later discuss, several factors, some of which were directly traceable to JAMB itself, were responsible for this development. However it cannot be denied that certain other factors also contributed to the decline in the quality of students admitted into the Universities.

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Millions of dollars/naira: Abandonment/discovery principles of bona vancatia/res nullius/treasure trove

By Afe Babalola “The question however is whether the government can legitimately spend what legally is not its? Put in another way, can government without more proceed to spend the recovered monies merely because they were abandoned properties? Or is something else required to vest proprietary interests of these monies in government before it can
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