Former Executive Secretary, National University Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has said that sex-for-marks keep rocking many institutions because of the continuous admission of of academically weak students.
He made the revelation in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him: ”If, in the first instance, a student is academically good, what will a lecturer tell her, sex-for-which mark? .
All those girls who run after those lecturers or can be harassed by lecturers are those who are academically weak. Even, if the lecturer does not want to get engaged with them sexually, the girls will offer them their bodies. .
If at the point of admitting our students, we ensure that they have met some respectable score that when you teach them in class they can understand and do well on their own; then the problem would have been addressed.”
The former NUC boss opined that many of the universities in an attempt to make money from different programmes in various satellite campuses, admit “wishy-washy students” who are desperate to pass.
Okebukola, who said that perpetrators of such acts be punished when caught, advised that all the variables that bring such menace to bear should be addressed.