CAUSES, TYPES AND CONSEQUENCES OF SEX-FOR-GRADES IN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN ANAMBRA STATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
Udechukwu, Joachim Amobi; Nwankwo, Kingsely Onyemaobi & Okeke Kingsely. C
This study examined the causes, types and consequences of sex- for-grades institutions of higher learning in Anambra State, South East, Nigeria. A total population of 2500 comprising 1221 male and 1279 female was selected through systematic sampling who took part in a cross- sectional survey. Moreover, a semi- structured, self- administered questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. The average age bracket of the respondents was 23 years. Also a significant pattern of the sex-for -grade occurrence was said to have been initiated from male lecturers to female students. Nudity and wrong peer influence were also seen as causing sex-for-grades in institutions of higher learning. Ignorant and uneducated graduates were rated highest as consequences of sex for grade on the victims. Hence, it was recommended amongst others, that sustainable systems and structures are put in place to curtail the incidence, also whistle-blowers can also be use to fish out and investigate the culprits.