Student molestation: How parents contribute to it - ABU VC

Student molestation: How parents contribute to it - ABU VC

- The way parents pamper their children by exposing them to excessive affluence is said to be contributing significantly to sex-for-grades

- This was stated by the vice chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba

- The don says exposing children to excessive affluence makes them unable to pass examination independently

The vice chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba, has said that the way parents pamper their children by exposing them to excessive affluence contributes significantly to sex-for-grades.

Garba said exposing children to excessive affluence makes them unable to pass examination independently.

Daily Trust reports that the VC stated this on Saturday, October 19, during a phone-in programme of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna.

Legit.ng gathers that Garba said that stringent measures should be put in place to punish anyone involved in sex-for-grades.

He said: “University is not like secondary school, as students are free on the assumption that they are mature. Since we don’t have the right to restrict the liberties given to the students by the system, we put in place measures that would protect them.

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“The decay in our moral training is alarming. Parents no longer correct their wards where they go wrong. Children are now the ones controlling their parents. Some of these students are over pampered. Some parents have gotten illicit funds; therefore, they release this money to their children without control. You can have a student with money in her account that is far above her lecturer’s salary. You see students driving expensive cars or using expensive mobile phones.

“All these make the students lazy and therefore have to resort to other means to pass exams. This makes them to even take themselves to some bad elements among the lecturers for them to pass exams. However, we put stringent measures in place to punish anyone involves in this bad behaviour.”

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Legit.ng previously reported a former vice chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, Professor Charles Ayo, said indecent dressing, indiscipline and lack of fear of God were the major factors contributing to the incessant cases of sex-for-grades in Nigeria's tertiary institutions.

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Professor Ayo made his position known in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, October 8, following the sex-for-grades scandal that rocked the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.

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