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Powers, achievements, and failings of the Nigeria Police: Need for urgent attention (10)

IN the last ten editions, I have presented the historical origin of the Police both in Nigeria, England and USA; the salient provisions of the law as applicable to the police especially on its functions and duties; the myriad of problems confronting the organization culminating in the present strength of the Nigeria Police. This week, I shall try and proffer solutions as I see them taking cognizance of the totality of the surrounding circumstances.

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Powers, achievements, and failings of the Nigeria Police: Poor remuneration- need for urgent attention (8)

The sad aspect of it all is that our policemen work under a very dangerous, un-conducive and thoroughly hostile environment as opposed to their foreign counterparts who have everything modern at their disposal and under a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere within which they operate – and with fantastic salary to show for it!

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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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