ICPC wants anti-graft studies in tertiary schools


ICPC Boaa, Nta

CHAIRMAN of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),  Ekpo Nta has called for inclusion of anti-corruption studies in Nigerian higher institutions curricular.

Nta gave this suggestion in Abuja while addressing an on-going workshop of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities.

According to him, it is better to teach anti-corruption studies in the first year of a student in school so that such student can grow with the consciousness of ridding the society of corruption.

He informed that ICPC has been collaborating with universities in different programmes to ensure that anti-corruption lessons are properly taught among students.

Provost of ICPC Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Professor Sola Akinrinade, in his remarks at the programme, noted that in recent years, doubts have been raised about the extent to which the qualifications paraded by the graduates of our tertiary institutions are true reflections of their abilities and achievements.

He noted that findings from the pilot study of corruption in three selected universities are worrisome as ‎the results showed corruption in every sphere of the Nigeria university system.

He challenged participants at the workshop, to ensure that everything they learn would be fully implemented in their schools.

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  • princegab

    I think the subject will be ” anti corruption steudies” what Nta is expected to teach under this title is strange to me. Maybe more prisons and persuading the police to do a better job might just be the solutions to corruptions. By the way, can this workshop he organized stand probity?


    Your suggestion may not yield any fruit as the agency has sinc inception refused to prove evidently, its objectives. I do not see any reason for the inclusion of the subject in our tertiary institutions, when the agency has no case to show to the masses of its achievements. You rather go back to the drawing board and find find solution to your problem of inability to curb corruption and stop pushing your responsibilities to third-parties.