The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has in a new report, lamented how corruption in most federal universities such as unfair allocation of grades; contract inflation, truncation of staff’s salary on the payroll; employment of unqualified staff; Senator Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal saga; examination malpractices; sexual harassment; issuance of results for expelled student to graduate; and sales of university certificates for undeserving persons have neither been thoroughly investigated nor punished.
The group made this cry in a report entitled, “Stealing the future: How federal universities in Nigeria have been stripped apart by corruption’ saying: “Impunity for corruption in the university system has negatively affected the governance of federal universities and the quality of education received by the students.”
The 58-page report was launched Thursday in Lagos with the support of MacArthur Foundation.
The report was presented to the media by Dr. Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi Nkemdinim, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos disclosed that “Most of the time, lecturers miss classes and they never get punished. Getting a job in the universities is not the question of merit but of connections. Ghost workers syndrome is a problem in the universities.”