Nigerian graduate Victor Asemota, ‘sha wants them to collect his certificate’ as he is shaking the table of education in Nigerian by comparing UK lecturers with Nigerian lecturers.
According to him, schooling in UK transformed him and made him realize how different Nigerian lecturers are. Victor disclosed that in UK the lecturer is more interested in awakening the thoughts of his or her students, while in Nigeria, the lecturers want you to see them as a god.
His tweets reads;
Going to school in the UK after living in Africa fundamentally transformed me, I learned that the lecturer was not a god. They were people who were trying to make a case to you in class and encouraged you to challenge their hypothesis. In Nigeria, we were not taught that way.
Challenging a lecturer in Nigeria meant that you were doomed. We not only brought cultural pedagogy into our educational institutions, we brought feudalism along with it as well. The teacher who asks for sex or money to give marks is another feudal lord.
Recall that few weeks ago, a Nigerian lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele was suspended by over a sex for marks scandal he was involved in.
Akindele was placed on an indefinite suspension by the institution, as contained in a statement by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Eyitope Ogunbodede, detailing the results of the investigation.
The statement reads in part;
“The Committee observed that a prima facie case of inappropriate relationship with the female student had been established against Professor Richard I. Akindele. The Vice-Chancellor, having carefully and dispassionately considered the report, also came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of serious misconduct had been established.
“Having regard to the gravity of the offence for which Professor Richard I. Akindele is found to be prima facie liable, the Vice-Chancellor, in line with the Code of Conduct for the University Community and acting under all the laws and regulations of the University enabling him in that regard, has directed that Professor Richard I. Akindele be suspended forthwith from the University, pending the final determination of the disciplinary case against him.”