ICPC Charges Students to be Role Models of Integrity

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has advised students and staff of Army Day Secondary School, Obinze, Imo State to desist from examination malpractices, sexual harassment, cultism and giving gratification for marks as these were some of the corrupt practices currently militating against students academic progress in schools.

An Assistant Commissioner with ICPC in Imo State office, Mrs. Chinwe Egbeocha, gave this charge recently during the sensitization and inauguration of the Commission’s School Anti-Corruption Club (SAC) at the school.

Mrs. Egbeocha warned the students to desist from paying for grades in any form and avoid skipping classes which would be detrimental to their future in the long run.

She emphasized the importance of ethical conduct and integrity in curbing corrupt practices in schools and highlighted the importance of integrity, transparency, and accountability in building a progressive nation.

The Principals of the senior and junior sections of the institution, Mrs. Petrolina Ogu and Mrs. Chigoziri Echefu, lauded the initiative and highlighted the crucial role it plays in shaping the ethical mindset of Nigeria’s future leaders.

The oath-taking ceremony for members of the Club was conducted by Mr. Victor Onakpoberuo, a Principal Superintendent with the Imo State office of ICPC.

The event which took place in the school hall, is an ongoing education initiative of ICPC in pursuant to Section 6 (e) and (f) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act, 2000.