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Corrupt Practices among Academics as Perceived by Undergraduates: Implication for Counselling and National Development

BI Nnodum


This study investigated the various corrupt practices engaged in by academic staff in Nigerian universities as perceived by undergraduates. The sample was 1200 respondents of 600 males and 600 females who were purposively selected from all the faculties in Imo State University. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. The mean score and z-test were used to respectively analyze the research question and hypothesis. The findings reveal that academic staffs in Nigerian universities to a large extent engage in different types of corrupt practices. There was no gender variation in the perception of the respondents. It is recommended that counselling center/unit be established in all universities. It was also recommended that defaulters be penalized in accordance
with the stipulated penalty (ies) no matter how highly placed.

Keywords: Corrupt Practices; Academic Indiscipline

International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4 (1) 2008: pp. 141-150

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