Corruption and Its Effect on the Standard of Vocational Business Education in Nigeria

OLORODE, Jide John


This paper focused on corruption and its effect on the standard of vocational Business Education in Nigeria. Corruption as reviewed in this paper is any act/practice that violates lay down rules and regulations or ethics in academic environment with the aim of circumventing due process and favoring an individual or group of individuals (student) for personal monetary or material benefits. Corruption in Business Education is totally condemned in this paper. Different forms of corruptions in Business Education were identified to include bribery/sorting (money), sexual harassment, falsification of records, and admission malpractice among others. There was an established relationship between corruption and the poor state of academic standard in Nigeria. Besides, different causes of corruption were identified to include; poverty, unemployment, low wage, weak government institutions, poor entry qualification by student and lecturer, poor study habits and students’ home background factors. The effects of corruptions on Business Education standard were as well identified and recommendations were made to tackle the menace as well curbing or minimizing its recurrence in order to restore sanity in the programme and raise the standard.

Keywords: Corruption and Vocational Business Education

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/13-9-06

Publication date:March 31st 2022

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