The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated a new executive for the Students’ Anti-Corruption Vanguard (SAV) of the College of Education, Zuba to pilot the affairs of the group for the next two years.
The inauguration ceremony, which took place at the boardroom of the College, also featured an Integrity and Outstanding Performance award ceremony for some selected staff members organised by the outgoing executive of the SAV.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Mfon Umoh, who represented the Commission, commended the College for supporting the Vanguard especially as the set to be inaugurated were the fourth executive since the club was first inaugurated in the College.
Mr. Umoh said that ICPC was interested in the success of Vanguards in tertiary institutions as it aims to raise a generation of youths that will live by Integrity while shunning every form of corruption.
He said, “We want to raise a generation of youths that will stand against corruption thereby putting an end to the scourge of corruption in Nigeria.”
The ICPC representative charged the students to imbibe the spirit of teamwork as they climb the ladder of life so that they can work with their fellow change-makers, when they get the chance, in order to achieve a better Nigeria.
In his remarks, the Provost of the College, Dr. Muhammad Gambo Hamza expressed appreciation to ICPC for the initiative of setting up anti-corruption clubs in tertiary institutions in order to catch them young.
He said, “The Student Anti-Corruption Vanguard in the College has yielded a positive result as we see in our students and especially as examination malpractice has been seen to have reduced drastically”.
He charged the members and executives of the Vanguard to ensure they live impactful and exemplary lives within and outside the College.
Highlights of the event include the administration of oath of office to the new executives of the Vanguard, and presentation of plaques to 14 members of staff of the institution.
While presenting the awards, the provost noted that the awardees had shown themselves to be people of integrity, probity and high moral standing and were being recognised for their commitment, moral and ethical standards.
The Registrar of the College, Dr. Grace Tyoden, also presented the out-going executives with certificates of performance.