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UniPort Student: Lecturer Criticises Misdirection Of Nigeria's Social Value System

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A lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort), Professor Glory Amadi, has attributed the desperation for wealth by some young people in Nigeria to a decline in the societal value system.

Professor Amadi's response follows a parade of a 400-level petrochemical engineering student at UNIPORT, identified as Damian, by the Rivers State police command for the allegedly murdering and dismembering of the body of his girlfriend, Justina Otuene, at his residence along NTA Road in Port Harcourt.

The Professor, who is from the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, stated on Nigeria Info's Morning Crossfire, that society's value system regarding the pursuit of wealth has weakened because most parents and institutions encourage, rather than probe, the questionable displays of wealth by some young people who seemingly have no legitimate means of acquiring such wealth.

Professor Amadi believes this sets a wrong precedent for other young people with strong moral values.

He cites his experiences as a lecturer, where students either do not attend classes or arrive late and leave before the class ends.

“Nobody talks about how to make money, at what age to display wealth, or what one's ambitions are,” he queries.

The Professor, therefore, urged society to redirect its focus toward proper values to discourage any form of deviant conduct among young people.

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