In a bid to re-position the minds of students and enable them to imbibe the virtues of hard work ethics, good citizenship, honesty and integrity, the Kaduna State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated 30 anti-corruption clubs in selected secondary schools within Kaduna metropolis.
In his welcome address, the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Prince Hassan Mohammed, lauded the courage and great enthusiasm of the schools to join the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
He stated that, “The anti-corruption club in secondary schools is a vehicle to project values taught in the classrooms and to ground them in practical behaviour. The club prepares the student for future leadership roles, facilitates the reduction in the several vices prevailing in schools and to empower students to challenge lack of integrity whenever it is detected”.
The RACC went further to charge the students to be role models in their schools and lead by example as ambassadors for anti-corruption.
In his goodwill message, the representative of the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Habib Alhassan, stated that corruption is a disease affecting our schools and the society and welcomed the initiative by ICPC in involving schools in the fight against corruption.
“The state government would extend this initiative to all the schools as it will contribute in eradicating corruption in our society” Mr. Alhassan added.