The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) as part of its unrelenting attempts at curbing corruption in the society and also to encourage passion for Integrity, has charged students in Ondo State post primary schools to shun all forms of corrupt practices and to embrace the culture of Integrity.
This appeal was made by Mr. Suleiman Achile, Assistant Commissioner, ICPC Ondo State office during sensitization sessions with the students of seven different schools in Akure on Examination Malpractices and Integrity.
Enlightening the students to the mandate of the Commission, Mr. Achile stated that the Commission aims at inculcating sound morals and ethical values in the lives of students through its public enlightenment and education mandate, referring to the students as the leaders of tomorrow.
The Assistant Commissioner appealed to the students to be at the forefront of the anti-corruption crusade and to desist from examination malpractices, stealing, cultism, cyber fraud, bribery, greed and all other acts that constitute corruption.
He emphasized the need to uphold sound moral values by being obedient to authority, having respect for the rule of law, being punctual, hardworking and avoiding bad companies.
Schools that were visited for the sensitization programmes were Adegbola Memorial High School, African Church Comprehensive High School, Muslim College, Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School, Ijapo High School, Federal Government Girls College, and Eji-Oba High School all in Akure, the State capital.
In a vote of thanks, the management of the various schools expressed gratitude to the Commission stating that the sensitization sessions were timely and would uphold the messages of the National Values Curriculum (NVC) designed for schools.
The schools visited also praised the Commission for the initiative of sensitizing students on and against corruption, stating that it will go a long way in building and rebuilding them to become responsible adults in their society.
Highlights of the programme in the various schools was the presentation of IEC materials to the Principals of the schools and group photographs with students and teachers.