Be Shining Examples to Other Students – ICPC Charges Students

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged students of Government Secondary School, Dutse, Abuja to continue to be shining examples to other students.

This charge was given by Mr. Godwin Basheru, a Chief Superintendent with ICPC, when the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Corruption visited the school on Monday to deliver prizes and other gift items to the school for an outstanding performance during a debate that took place on 8th December 2023 in commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day.

He urged the students to sustain the tempo, recruit more anti-corruption foot soldiers within the school and sustain the message of the Commission in the school and wherever they find themselves.

Advising the students further, Mr. Basheru told them to “imbibe the values we preach. Arm yourself with the anti-corruption message. Maintain the relationship with ICPC. Make impact in your own little way in your school. Believe corruption is bad and do away with negative values and thereafter you can preach to others. Be a shining example to other students”.

Earlier, Mrs. Bosede Oguntuberu of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), who spoke on behalf of IATT members, noted that the schools were invited because of their relationship with ICPC and commended them for their efforts and the students in particular for their performance.

The team also visited Bethel International Schools, Karu, Abuja, which was the first runner-up in the debate.

In their separate remarks, the Proprietress of Bethel International Schools and Principal of Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) acknowledged the gesture and saw it as a huge encouragement not just to the students who participated but to the entire institution. They also pledged to continue doing their best.

In their reactions, the students who won prizes from both schools could not hold back their joy as they were overwhelmed by the gifts and recognition.

The two schools both have ICPC Students Anti-Corruption Club (SAC).