Enriching Futures: ICPC Partners with Ondo State Ministry of Education to Shape Future Leaders

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has stated that it remains steadfast in its mission to collaborate with government bodies, educational institutions, and civil society organizations to instill values of honesty, diligence, and accountability in the hearts and minds of the next generation.

This statement was made by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), ICPC Ondo State Office, Mr. Kayode O. Kupolati during a career talk organized for students by the Ondo State Government through its Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recently during which ICPC spoke on the importance of integrity.

Mr. Kupolati, who was represented by a Principal Superintendent of the Commission, Mr. Jenmi Ganiu Owolabi, stressed that ICPC is dedicated to empowering youths and promoting honesty and hard work and encouraged the students to aim high while staying true to ethical values, as integrity was important in both personal and professional life.

“As ICPC continues its work to promote transparency and accountability nationwide, events like this play a crucial role in engaging and educating the younger generation about the importance of integrity in creating a prosperous and corruption-free society”.

In her remarks at the event, which held at Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School, Akure for students of public secondary schools students in Ondo Central Senatorial District, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Folashade A. Adegoke, appreciated ICPC for honouring her invitation, stating that the career talk, enriched by ICPC’s involvement, will provide students with valuable insights into various career paths and personal development.

She said the event served as a platform for dialogue and inspiration, fostering a sense of purpose among the attendees.

Earlier in her address, the Director of Evaluation and Continuous Assessment Department, Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Olufunke F. Ademuyiwa revealed that the collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and ICPC reflects a shared commitment to nurturing responsible leaders.

Mrs. Ademuyiwa stated that the presence of ICPC at the ceremony underscored the Commission’s proactive approach to engaging with communities and empowering young people to become agents of positive change.

She added that this gesture further solidified ICPC’s commitment to fostering a culture of integrity and ethical leadership among Nigeria’s youth, and equally stands as a testament to ICPC’s efforts of building a brighter future for Nigeria, characterized by integrity and excellence.

The engaging career talk not only equipped the students with invaluable insights into various career trajectories but also taught the essential values of integrity and accountability.