A former student union leader has blamed flawed admission process as part of the factors fueling increased sexual harassment against female students in Nigerian universities.
Speaking on the heals of the recent revelation on how lecturers lured female students to bed in parts of West Africa, former director of welfare of the National Union of Anambra State Students, Obidike Chukwuebuka said Nigerian universities are now “citadels of corruption.”
He noted that “the corrupt system in our universities is the cause of sex for grade and sex for admission.
“Are you aware that University admissions are supposed to be out by now but u can count the number of schools that have published such yet.
“In fact, they won’t even give you the cut off marks for the various faculties.
“You hear a student with an aggregate 52 telling u that he/she has been offered admission while that person that has 58 for the same course/dept/ university does not know his/her stand.
“They rather want students and parents to be running from pillar to post, even those with the best grades.
“Every inquiry will be met with ‘sir, I can help u secure the admission’.
“Do you need to help me when the student did well in both JAMB as well as the Post UTME?
“Why should I pay N150k when the requirements are met? Everyone wants to link u up with one Professor or Dean or someone. Its money, money (and sex like we are seeing).
“University admission is not a favour, it is by qualification. Our University are now the Citadels of Corruption. This is not a BUHARI matter!”