Prof. Peter Okebukola, the former Executive Secretary, National University Commission (NUC) who addressed the sex-for-marks saga witnessed in some Nigerian Universities, blamed it all on academically weak students.
In the interview with NAN, Prof. Peter Okebukola who stated that most Nigerian universities in an attempt to make money from different programmes in various satellite campuses, admit “wishy-washy students” who are desperate to pass, hence the sex-for-marks saga.
”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 NUC former Secretary who concluded his statement, by stating that perpetrators of such acts be punished when caught, also advised that all the variables that bring such menace to bear should be addressed.