Dr. Theresa Akande, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti has said that lecturers are more corrupt than politicians.
“Shocking as this will sound, many of the Ad-hoc employees of INEC during elections are usually employees of tertiary institutions. Where is the change coming from? Who are the people to bring the change? Who are the implementers of the change?
“For corruption and all other frauds to be eradicated, we must look beyond those who stole in billions and trillions; it should be tackled holistically. Lecturers who inflate marks, mess around with female students, demand sex for marks or make demands for money are corrupt. In fact, they are more corrupt because they are destroying lives.
“Students who engage in examination malpractices are corrupt. Employees, who report late or absent themselves wilfully from work, are corrupt,
“So, all forms of corruption must be battled to a standstill because if this is not done, we will only be scratching the surface of our problems, instead of uprooting the very tap root.”
She was speaking at the 10th National Conference of School of Business Studies on the topic “Anticipated Change(s) in Nigeria: the Roles of Tertiary Institutions,”