The Ondo State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged staff of National Examinations Council (NECO) to steer clear of all forms of corruption and corrupt practices while executing their statutory duties.
This charge was given by Mr. Suleiman Achile, an Assistant Commissioner with ICPC, during a sensitisation session organised recently for staff of the NECO office in Akure, Ondo State.
Mr. Achile asserted that since NECO is saddled with the responsibility of conducting various examinations like the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), they are expected to incorporate a sense of integrity, professionalism and transparency in discharging their core responsibilities for quality assessment.
Presenting a paper titled, “Overview of the Offences and Punishment under ICPC Act, 2000”, Mr. Achile took participants through the history of the Commission, its powers and mandate, offences and punishment under the Act, as well as its powers to investigate and prosecute.
In her remarks, NECO State Director, Mrs. Titilayo Ojareche expressed the Council’s appreciation to ICPC for enlightening their staff against the elements that constitute corruption and corrupt practices.
She further stated that the sensitisation programme was timely and promised that the messages passed during the occasion would be adopted in the course of performing their duties.