Joseph Kayode Adeyemi
The study adopted survey design to examine class representative’s role in exploiting students in Nigerian universities. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 undergraduates of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, as the sample. The instrument for data collection was self-constructed questionnaire titled “Class Representative and Exploitation Questionnaire (CREQ)”, which had a four point likert scale. The face and content validity of the instrument were ascertained by experts in related field. Test-retest technique was used by the researcher to gather data for reliability; and Pearson product moment correlation was used to determine the correlation coefficient which was 0.76. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The hypotheses were tested using chi-square. The result indicated that there is significant relationship between class representatives’ roles and students’ exploitation in universities. The result also showed that there is significant relationship between lecturers’ roles and exploitation in universities. The result also revealed that there is significant relationship between class representatives’ roles and students’ victimization. It was recommended, among many others, that class representatives’ power should be reduced or their roles should be spelt out by their Departments to reduce the level of exploitation on their fellow students.