In an effort to imbue the next generation with ethical values and get them committed to integrity, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Ondo State office has spearheaded a sensitization drive at Janesville College, Akure.
The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), ICPC Ondo State office, Mr. Kupolati Kayode, who was represented by Mr. Jenmi Owolabi, enlightened staff and students of the College forming a culture of transparency and accountability.
Presenting a paper at the sensitisation programme titled, “The Importance of Integrity in Combatting Corruption”, the ICPC officer exposed the participants to various forms of corruption and its far-reaching consequences.
He urged the participants to be vigilant against the scourge of corruption and further emphasized that each person has a role to play in upholding the principles of transparency and integrity, whether in their personal or professional lives.
“This endeavour underscores ICPC’s unwavering commitment to nurturing a generation of conscientious leaders and underscores the key role education plays in the fight against corruption.”
In his welcome address, the school principal, Mr. Stephen Akinfade, expressed his appreciation to ICPC for the initiative of sensitizing students about corruption, stating that it will go a long way in rebuilding them to become responsible adults in the society.
He stated that the exercise will promote responsible citizenship and enhance ethical leadership among youths in the country.
In their separate vote of thanks, the Senior Prefects of the school, Rotimi Olawale and Olamide Agunbiade stated that the impact of the Commission’s initiative would extend beyond the walls of the college as the sensitization exercise has equipped them with a newfound knowledge, renewed sense of purpose and heightened the awareness of their roles in combatting corruption.