Nigerian Universities Are Epitome of Corruption, Says Former VC


Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

From Tom Garba, Yola
Immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC), Adamawa State University, Mubi, Prof. Moses Nzaruwa, has raised the alarm over high level of corruption in nation’s higher institutions of learning.
Nzaruwa spoke during at the launch of a book titled “Afrikan Feminism”, authored by Francis Zirra a 23-year-old Nigerian writer, held in Yola, Adamawa State on Sunday.
He said: “Discipline must be instilled in our universities and secondary schools because, there’s high level of corruption silently going on, and society is condoning it. That is why we are still backward.
“The era of gender inequality in the country has gone. Female students should sit up and passed their examinations without sleeping with some evil lecturers or paying money before they can get their certificate.”
The former VC worried that, a situation where parents paid for their children to pass WAEC or buy marks for them in the higher institutions was among the biggest problems affecting the academic profession.
He stated that the issue was not for government to act alone but that society has a key role to play by fighting corruption across the country.
He noted that society protected the bad eggs, saying: “We protect these evils people. In fact we used ethnic, religion and unionism to make sure they go free. We are not helping ourselves because we are relegating ourselves backward while other nations are moving forward. But here we are busy condoning evils.”
Nzaruwa urged all women to get a copy of the book and read it because it encouraged women to wake up and stop relegating themselves.
In his remarks, Francis Zirra, the author, said that he wrote the book as his contribution to the development of feminism in Nigeria and Africa.

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