A Study Of The Dimension Of Corruption Within The University Of Nigeria (UNN) Community

ABSTRACT
Against the background of the deepening crisis of the corruption within Nigeria Universities, UNN to be precise, this project work undertakes a critical analysis of the intellectual dimensions of corruption in Nigeria. It argues that the incorporation of the academy, particularly its intellectual components, into the ‘corruption enterprise’ has impacted on corruption discourses and analyses – most notably the polarisation into two realms, the public and the private. This characterization represents in itself a distinct dimension of intellectual corruption, apart from its other forms as analysed in the paper. This development has had negative implications for both state and society, particularly on their democratization and developmental drives through the reversal and perversion of routinized academic culture of quality teaching, research and publication. Unless critical measures are taken to sanitise the Nigerian academy within a broader framework of a reformist state, the crisis of the academy being a reflection of the deepening crisis of the state, the paper submits that corruption analysis and their outcomes may not advance the anti-corruption crusade of government. In the course of these study, hypothesis were tested using chi-square method and also findings showing that corruption has eaten deep into the system and measures to combating it or a controlling device. Therefore, there is hope for Nigeria universities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page
Approval Page
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table Of Contents

Chapter One
Introduction
1.1Background To The Study
1.2Statement Of The Problem
1.3Objective Of The Study
1.4Research Question
1.5Statement Of Hypothesis 
1.6Significance Of The Study
1.7Scope Of The Study
1.8Limitation Of The Study
1.9Definition Of Terms

Chapter Two
Literature Review
2.1Conceptual Frame Work
2.2Theoretical Basis
2.3Modernization And Corruption
2.4Intervention Strategies and Summary Of Empirical Studies

Chapter Three
Research Methodology
3.0Introduction
3.1Research Design
3.2Population Of The Study
3.3Sample Of The Study
3.4Sampling Method / Procedure
3.5Method Of Data Collection
3.6Validity Of Instrument
3.7Reliability Of The Instrument
3.8Method Of Data Analysis/Analytical Tools 

Chapter Four
Presentation Of Data Analysis
4.1Analysis Of Data
4.2Test Of Hypothesis
4.3Discussion Of Findings

Chapter Five
Summary And Conclusion
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Corruption is unarguably one of the most topical issues in the discourses of the deepening crisis and contradictions of post-independence Nigeria. The level of attention devoted to it may not only be due to its rapid and unprecedented expansion to all facet of human endeavour and its menacing consequences, but also because of the seeming fecklessness of successive attempts at combating it. The problem has become so endemic that, as the present writer (Omotola 2006; 2004) has pointed out, one can begin to talk about the corruption within the universities in the country.Although the monumental upsurge in corruption has been accompanied by a corresponding emergence and growth of academic scholarship on the subject, it is however a development that presents us with a paradox. While scholars have undertaken to unravel the causes, consequences and possible solutions of corruption, discourses on its intellectual dimensions are still far from crystallising. The result is that analyses of corruption in Nigeria tend to be undertaken in two realms. These are the public (others) and private (we) realms, the former connoting the government and characterised by strong radicalism and the latter representing essentially the academic community but not limited to it and characterised by liberal tendencies in analyses. There are, however, some notable exemptions to this latter categorisation (for example, Social Science Academy of Nigeria, SSAN, 2002; 2004). In spite of its concern, the SSAN would appear to have been mostly interested in the general theme of the governance of higher education in Nigeria, with occasional inputs on ethical issues and corruption in the ivory tower. As it rightly noted in an editorial comment: ‘Nigeria’s educational system is presently in a deep, infectious and outrageous crisis that cries, loudly and painfully, for attention’ (SSAN, 2001). Ever since and even before, the SSAN has continued to devote a substantial portion of its resources to the challenges posed by the crisis of the Nigeria universities.
Against the background of this renewed concerned about the deepening crisis of the existing corruption Nigeria universities, this research work critically examines the phenomenon of corruption in the academy, with emphasis on its intellectual dimensions, which seem so far to have eluded serious attention. It is this obviously yawning gap and how to fill it that this study addresses. In it, we argue that the incorporation of the academy particularly its intellectual components into the corruption enterprise, has impacted on corruption discourses and analyses most notably in the polarisation into two realms that is, the public and the private. This characterisation represents in itself a distinct dimension of intellectual corruption. Taken together, these developments have had implications for both state and society particularly with respect to its democratisation and developmental drives. Unless critical measures are taken to sanitise the system within a broader framework of a reformist state, the deepening crisis of the academy, being a reflection of the deepening crisis of the state, corruption analyses and their outcomes may not advance the anti-corruption crusade of government. In the end, it is the democracy and development agenda (which ideally should be people-centred) that will suffer. 

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APA

Kings, C. (2018). A Study Of The Dimension Of Corruption Within The University Of Nigeria (UNN) Community. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-dimension-of-corruption-within-the-university-of-nigeria-unn-community-9419

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Kings, Charles "A Study Of The Dimension Of Corruption Within The University Of Nigeria (UNN) Community" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-dimension-of-corruption-within-the-university-of-nigeria-unn-community-9419. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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Kings, Charles . "A Study Of The Dimension Of Corruption Within The University Of Nigeria (UNN) Community". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-dimension-of-corruption-within-the-university-of-nigeria-unn-community-9419 >.

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Kings, Charles . "A Study Of The Dimension Of Corruption Within The University Of Nigeria (UNN) Community" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-dimension-of-corruption-within-the-university-of-nigeria-unn-community-9419

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