Corruption in Nigeria Tertiary Institution Essay

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INTRODUCTION: Nigeria, a nation endowed with natural, human and capital resources with a population of over 160 million people an estimated growth rate of 4.65 percent and covers 923.8 thousand square kilometers, about the size of California, Nevada and Arizona states in the United States, (Usman, 2007). Nigeria as a country, is the eight largest oil exporting country in the world and its oil reserves are estimated over 1000 trillion cubic feet (Usman, 2007). It is unfortunate that a country with such abundance cannot compete with the Asian and the industrialized countries, is struggling to stand on its own. This is due to the prevalence of poverty, ignorance, diseases and unemployment to name a few, which is characterized by …show more content…
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The Nigerian society is undergoing reformation as a result of confusion in governance, moral decadence, corruption and corrupt practices on the part of stakeholders in education. These actions have affected educational quality and delivery. It is unfortunate that the educational system has lost its values and the society is not any better due to corruption. The paper focuses on corruption in the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, which is a huge stumbling block in the educational sector. This paper looks into the causes, effects and solutions. This paper suggests on how to redeem the situation.

Forms and Area of corruption in Nigeria Tertiary Institution
These are the areas or guise that corruption is really practiced in Nigeria tertiary institutions. They include; 1. Bribe: On many tertiary campuses, some lecturers, registrar and

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