Corruption in Nigeria Tertiary Institution

3085 WordsSep 1, 201213 Pages
INTRODUCTION: Nigeria, a nation endowed with natural, human and capital resources with a population of over 160 million people an estimated growth rate of 4.65 percent and covers 923.8 thousand square kilometers, about the size of California, Nevada and Arizona states in the United States, (Usman, 2007). Nigeria as a country, is the eight largest oil exporting country in the world and its oil reserves are estimated over 1000 trillion cubic feet (Usman, 2007). It is unfortunate that a country with such abundance cannot compete with the Asian and the industrialized countries, is struggling to stand on its own. This is due to the prevalence of poverty, ignorance, diseases and unemployment to name a few, which is characterized by…show more content…
this is an on going problem in many tertiary institution in Nigeria, where the rules are arbitrarily set by those who want indirect payment (bribe) for service which is by law free. 2. Admission Process: Another form of corruption is shown the admission process. Bribes are frequently exchanged during the admission process to facilitate favourable result. Most times admission is not awarded to student not unless they give a bribe. Additionally, nepotism and favoritism in the admission process is practiced by the administrative unit in charge of issuing admission to student. 3. Sexual harassment: Sex for grade has been an issue that has bedeviled the educational system. This sex for grade is directed mostly to the female students. Lecturers demand for sex in order to score student good grade. While most ladies find this repugnant (repulsive) some actually enjoy it because of the power gives them and the fact that they do not have to study to pass the class. Unless this is stopped, it will be self perpetuating and will have disastrous consequences on the educational system. 4. Manipulation in the appointment and promotion of staff: This is another guise of corruption, a staff that is
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