So, these are the universities the state expects parents to CONTINUE sending their wards/kids to? Read this damning report published by BusinessDay newspaper, which features excerpts from a pilot ICPC/NUC University System Study and Review (USSR) of corruption.
Sexual predators as academics in Nigeria
Last week, a voice recording allegedly suggesting that a professor of Management and Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Richard Akindele, was demanding sex in return for grade rocked the social as well as mainstream media. The academic who is also a reverend gentleman, was overhead in the tape demanding five rounds or five days of sex from the hapless lady, a final year student who failed his course, to upgrade her marks to a pass.…In 2012, a pilot ICPC/NUC University System Study and Review (USSR) of corruption in the university system was undertaken and the review identified a series of infractions including admissions racketeering, misapplication and embezzlement of funds, sale of examination questions, inducement to manipulate awards of degrees, direct cheating during examinations, deliberate delays in the release of results, victimization of students by officials, lack of commitment to work by lecturers, and above all, sexual harassment and exploitation of students by lecturers. At the presentation of the report in 2012, the ICPC Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta, was quoted as saying: “we have uncovered many corrupt practices in our universities. Sexual harassment seems to rank extremely very high among corrupt practices in our universities. Our report is based on the quantum of petitions we have received on this corrupt practice. We’re emphasizing this because sexual harassment has to do with the immediate challenge we need to address.”