Global Journal of Social Sciences

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Social demand for university education and intellectual ability: University of Calabar experience

Rowland AE Iheanacho


This study investigated the rate at which candidates who apply for university education possess the required abilities. University of Calabar experience was studied. A sample of 3,598 candidates made up of 1,947 males and I,645 females was drawn from the admission list sent by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for the 1999/2000 session. It was found that almost half of the candidates did not possess the required aptitude for their chosen disciplines. The implications of this for social demand for University education in Nigeria were discussed, such as provision of educational opportunities.

Global Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 4(1&2) 2005: 61-64
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