Prostitution Among Female Undergraduates Worrisome – Don

Prostitution Among Female Undergraduates Worrisome – Don

A university professor, Elizabeth Balogun, on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, raised the alarm over the high incidence of prostitution among female undergraduates in the country.

Prostitution Among Female Undergraduates Worrisome – Don

Balogun described as disheartening the current situation where  prostitution, which used to be a vocation for independent adult ladies in brothels and back alleys, had spread to tertiary institutions in the country.

She spoke at a seminar  organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students to mark the 31st anniversary of the association.

According to her, the rising wave of prostitution among female undergraduates has become worrisome.

She stressed that the menace now ranked  higher  than other social vices, including cultism on campuses of the nation’s higher institutions.

Balogun, a Biochemistry teacher at the University of Ilorin, said some of the campus prostitutes had become so shameless and bold that they leave “their profile, photo albums and phone contacts with hotel operators near their campuses for calls whenever ‘suitors’ demand their illicit services.”

She stated that the majority of the  students  were initiated into the  trade following their membership of cult groups like the Black Bra and Pink Ladies.

She said, “There is no doubt that prostitution in the long run corrupts the quality of the nation’s future leaders and affects their values. Understanding that young females constitute appreciable percentage of the nation’s population, little could be expected from them productively if they had been turned into cheap sexual machines, with warped self-esteem and self-actualisation.

“Inordinate desire for affluence and desperation by many Nigerians, especially ladies lure them to engage in immoral and illicit activities,  despite high level of religiousness which Nigerians overtly demonstrate. Even the present scourge of HIV/AIDS and the menace of ritual killers that find easy prey among prostitutes, have not been strong enough to curb the rising trend of the practice.”

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