ICPC Inaugurates Anti-Corruption Clubs in 22 Schools in Lagos…Urges Students to Lead by Example.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged students of secondary schools in Lagos State to lead by example, to foster a culture of integrity and to combat corruption from the grass root level.

The ICPC Lagos State office gave this charge during the inauguration of schools’ anti-corruption clubs in 22 public schools, and revitalization of the clubs of 7 senior secondary schools, within Epe, Lagos state, in 2 different clusters of schools, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, recently.

ICPC representatives, Mrs. Mary Omonoyan and Mrs. Seyi Ade-Adams, stressed the importance of ethical values and integrity to fortify integrity within their schools.

“The establishment of these Anti-Corruption Clubs marks a significant step in our ongoing efforts to cultivate a generation of ethically responsible citizens. We believe that by instilling these values in our youth, we are sowing the seeds for a future free from corruption”.

During the lecture titled “Fight for Your Dreams and Your Future” students were encouraged to embrace contentment as a value that brings peace, confidence, trust and high self-esteem.

They were urged to resist the pressure from peers, family and adults to engage in illegal activities, emphasizing the significance of integrity, and they were also encouraged to set examples and adopt values that could positively impact their schools and families in the fight against corruption.

Taking an oath of membership, the students declared their commitment to upholding integrity, honesty and good character, particularly in matters concerning exam malpractice.

Giving a vote of thanks, the principal of Agbowa Community Senior Grammar School, Agbowa, Epe, Mr Ajijedidun, commended ICPC for its efforts in educating and enlightening students through the establishment of these clubs and pledged to instil the values in the students, echoing the sentiment shared by other school principals and teachers.
He hoped that the clubs will serve as a beacon of hope for a more transparent and accountable society.

The inauguration ceremonies, held at Epe Senior Grammar School, Epe and Agbowa Community Senior Grammar School, Agbowa, underscored the commitment of both ICPC and the Lagos State Ministry of Education to combat corruption and promote integrity among youths.