Concerned about the quality of graduates from Nigerian Universities, a clergy, Rev. Patrick Edet, has warned university lecturers to desist from further destroying the future of Nigeria by endless demand for sex before allocating mark to female undergraduate.
Speaking as guest speaker at the 17th covenant service of the university held Friday at the main campus of the university, Edet said, “Lecturers should stop using the future of the students in the university as a breakfast to satisfy their immediate hunger and pleasure.”
He said in such a situation, it is the families of the vulnerable students and the country in general that are losing.
The cleric also explained that in a situation where marks and grades are exchanged for sex from female students and money for the male counterpart indicates that the future of the country is consumed as a breakfast.
“If you collect money or demand for sex from your female students, you have used the future of that student and Nigeria as a breakfast. This is because what you have taken from that student is immediate reward in place of knowledge which you are expected to transfer to that student and above all, the future of Nigeria is destroyed”.
“The worst aspect of it is that such act does not bring the best out of our students. Students who are seen in the campus today, many of them are from poor background. Some of them their parents even borrow money while some sell out their properties to pay their fees. Therefore, taking sex or money in exchange from them to pass their examinations is barbaric”. Rev. Edet warned.
The covenant service had in attendance, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Enefiok Essien (SAN), Deputy Vice Chancellors, members of University Senate, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, clergies, traditional rulers and students