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Sex for marks in tertiary institutions

09 December 2014, 18:37 Mudassir Mohammad Mafara

Nigeria higher institutions of learning were created or established purposely as knowledge acquisition avenues. Alas, these environments are now bearing a new dimension, contrary to what they are known for.

Nowadays, there are only few discrepancies between brothels and Nigerian Universities. In brothels, men do visit prostitutes in their respective rooms on sex for money basis, while in Nigerian higher institutions, the basic criteria is sex for marks. Nigerian colleges are now abode of unfairness, injustice, non-democratic, right- depriving, gender inequalities and sexually transmitted degree establishments (STDE).

Also read: Sex Education: The earlier, the better

Gone are the days when one will score high grade and finally graduate with flying colours based on merit, based on his personal academic performances through sleepless nights in pursuit of knowledge. These days in most Nigerian higher institutions, the basis is sex for marks. The focus of my article are the female students who happen to be studying in higher institutions and few bad eggs among the so-called lecturers that luckily found themselves in the environment of high academic learning. It was estimated that, 60 percent of female students in Nigerian institutions are not graduating and passing series of courses on their own, rather, offering their body, their dignity, their integrity, their pride, their chastity in order to pass their examinations cheaply. They can't devote their time in the field of research and knowledge. They prefer giving their body to unqualified personalities just to award them marks, what a shameless act?

Their male counterparts are those who fail courses just because they don't have anything to offer to the irrational and corrupt lecturers.

Several cases of exam leakages were reported in various institutions of higher learning. The prime culprits are the female students who offer their dignity in order to get question papers before the examination.

On the other hand, lecturers were employed to provide their students with skills, qualitative and meaningful knowledge but some of them are going in compliance with the primary assignment breach the trust and crush loyalty to the nation underfoot. It was reported that some female students scored grade 'A' in courses they didn't even sat for their exams. This is indeed an aberration and mischievous devastating phenomenon which will yield only one result: falling standard of higher education in Nigeria. This saga is absolutely destroying the good ethics and virtue of our culture and above all, ruining the reputation of Nigerian educational elites.

What flabbergasted me most of the times is that, if someone can sacrifice and devote his/her time to read hard and pray hard in order to graduate successfully, why not me?

This is how Nigerian educational system is becoming corrupt and corrupt with sex for marks trend. I would like to use this medium to advise my sisters and brothers in struggle to concentrate on their primary assignment for future challenges. Remember your purpose of being in the institution is to study and gain qualitative education. The level of greatness reached by elites of high calibre is not by sudden flight but through ceaseless diligence and having sleepless nights in search of knowledge.

My dear reader, don't trade your dignity for whatever gain! Beware sex for marks entrapment for it will ruin your reputation and tarnish your image. Be a good ambassador of your family.

Finally, to the lecturers in question. Don't forget the saying "no sinner would go unpunished" you will indubitably account for all you have done whether good or bad. Contribute your part in building a standard education for a better Nigeria. As they say "Education lights our life". 

- MyNews24

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