Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, Bells University of Technology‘s Vice Chancellor, has advised tertiary institutions to embrace quality assurance, to curb the issue of sex for mark in Nigerian higher institutions.
Ojediran gave the advise while attending to a press conference at the 10th convocation of the institution in Ota, Ogun, today.
He said if quality assurance unit was set up across universities, it would help to check sharp practices of sex for marks between lecturers and students.
“The management of the of Bells University always print out a questionnaire at the end of each semester, which would be given to the students to judge their lecturers.
“The students need not put their identity to prevent victimisation by the lecturer,” he said.
He added that lectures would also be given questionnaires to access if their students are punctual and regular in class or not.
Ojediran, however, said that the cases of sex for marks had not happened in Bells University as the institution management used this method to check the excesses of both parties.
The Vice Chancellor also called on the Federal Government to invest more in education because education was not just read and write, but required investment in innovation.
He further said that lecturers and teachers no longer devoted time to their students due to the poor remuneration.