The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged students of Government Science Secondary School, Pyakassa-Maitama, Abuja, live a life free of corruption as a corruption-free Nigeria would be determined by them as the future leaders of Nigeria.
The ICPC team, led by Mr. Okor J. Odey, Assistant Director, Education Department, informed the students that the purpose of the visit was to enlighten and empower them with tools needed in the fight against corruption, while also helping them identify corruption in their school for a better Nigeria.
Members of the ICPC team also informed the students of some interventions of the Commission for students especially the National Values Curriculum (NVC), which has 12 core values infused into subjects like Civic Education, History, Government, English, and is aimed to empower them in the fight against corruption and encourage positive growth in their school and society.
Similarly, the team notified the students of some forms of corruption among the youths such as examination malpractice, lateness to classes and lying to parents and teachers, and stressed that involvement in such will lead them to a bleak future.
They pointed out that one of the major consequences of corruption is that the image of the perpetrator becomes tarnished along with those who identify with such a person.
Furthermore, the students were educated on the ICPC mandate and the benefits of having an anti-corruption club in schools and the seven core values of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.
Thereafter, the School’s Anti-Corruption Club (SAC) was inaugurated, and the newly elected executives were charged to be role models to their fellow students, and work with the school authorities and prefects to promote integrity and achieve a school free of corruption.