The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has encouraged the students of Akure Secondary Commercial School, Oke-Aro, Akure, Ondo State to be actively involved in the campaign against corruption, shun all forms of corrupt practices and to also exhibit high ethics in their daily activities.
A Principal Superintendent with the Ondo State Office of the Commission, Mr. Jenmi Ganiu Owolabi, gave this charge recently during a sensitization session organized by the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Ondo State, in partnership with ICPC, held at the library of the School.
In a lecture titled “Behavioural Change as a Vital Tool to Stop Corruption”, Mr. Jenmi enlightened the students on the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP), stating that it was designed to entrench positive values in the society and to equally save the country from the ongoing erosion of ethics and collapse of values.
He further urged the students to imbibe and uphold the core values of the NEIP which include Human Dignity, Voice and Participation, Patriotism, Personal Responsibility, Integrity, National Unity and Professionalism.
Earlier in her welcome address, the School Principal, Mrs. Akinbohun Omoshile, who was represented by the School Counselor, Mrs. Aderinola Omoseeke, applauded the Commission for organizing such a beneficial program noting that it will help in restructuring and re-orientating the minds of the students.
In her vote of thanks, the Head Girl of the School, Issa Sofiat on behalf of the remaining students promised to always exhibit, imbibe and uphold the core values of the NEIP.
The session ended with the presentation of IEC materials to the school authorities for further enlightenment.