Academic corruption and the challenge of unemployable graduates in Nigeria: implications for entrepreneurship development and economic growth
This paper aims to assess academic corruptness and the challenge of unemployable graduates in Nigeria noting their implications on entrepreneurship development and economic development. Based on a review of current work in the area under study, and the implications of corruption, the work outlined the various corrupt practices in academics and attributes of unemployable graduates. We found that academic corruption can lead to turning out unemployable graduates, which could possibly lead to low entrepreneurial ability and consequently engendered low economic development. Our conclusion is that, for our nation tertiary institutions to produce employable graduates required for national development, corruption must stop in our nation higher institutions. We recommended adherence to principle of rule of law; sincerity on the part of agency and administrator to the rule guiding decision process; and family, religious group and social groups to act as agent of change by joining the crusade against corruption.