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Professor Jorga Introducing Veiled {span}nu#rus{/span} Clausus {span}###{/span} in Roumania

Professor Jorga, the Prime Minister, has in his capacity as Minister of Education, drafted a bill for the reform of the University system, which he has circulated among the University authorities throughout the country with a view to obtaining their approval.

The “Adeverul” here reports that the Professors of Jassy University, most of whom belong to the progressive parties, have rejected the draft, taking the view that some of its provisions would have the effect of introducing a veiled numerus clausus against Jews. Under Professor Jerga’s project, the Professors at each Faculty would decide at the beginning of each school year how many students should be admitted to the Faculty. If the number of applicants exceeds the quota of enrolments decided on, the Board of Professors would have to proceed in accordance with a set of regulations still to be drafted, to select the students who should be admitted. This, the “Adeverul” says, would provide an opportunity to “exclude unsuitable elements from the University”.