Students’ Perception of Corrupt Practices among Nigerian Universities Lecturers


  • Rachel D. Uche Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Calabar, Calabar



Corruption, indiscipline, decadence, immorality


The menace of corruption plaguing the Nigerian polity has slowly permeated the university system such that corrupt practices of diverse forms are perpetrated by university lecturers. The study therefore sought to ascertain the prevalence of corrupt practices among university lecturers as perceived by the undergraduates of the University of Calabar (UNICAL). The survey research design was utilized, one hypothesis was generated and using stratified as well as sample random sampling technique, a sample size of 300 was derived and a two part 20-item questionnaire was administered on them. Independent t-test was used to analyze the data and the result showed that both male and female undergraduates perceived prevalence of corrupt practices among their lecturers. Recommendation is that high quality staff with sufficient interest and aptitude should be employed through merit and criminal elements in the system be adequately punished.