As part of efforts aimed at boosting the Anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Osun State Office has urged principals of secondary schools in the state to eschew all forms of corrupt practices.
The Resident Anti-corruption Commissioner, Osun State, Mr Demola Bakare fsi gave the advice at a one-day conference organized by Osun State Principals of Public Secondary Schools under the aegis of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS).
Earlier in his welcome address, the President of ANCOPSS, Mr. Emmanuel.A Ijaodola, commended ICPC for their efforts in the campaign against corruption. He urged the principals to shun all forms of corrupt practices that can indict and jeopardize their career. He also advised them to be exemplary leaders and nation builders.
The Permanent Secretary and Acting Commissioner of Education, Mr. Adelani Aderinola in his address informed the principals that the government is intending to engage in Staff Audit which involve checking of credentials, capturing and so on.
Furthermore, he emphasized on Regularity and Punctuality, environment cleanliness, unauthorized exorbitant levies and so on.
Speaking further, Mr. Bakare said that “the school system is number one (1) stakeholder in the fight against corruption”. He explained that ICPC is not just a law enforcement agency but a change agent that sensitize the society through various platforms as it focuses more on Behavioral Change.
Mr. Laaro Sulyman of ICPC, Osun State Office lectured on “the role of teachers in the fight against corruption in a democratic nation”.