A delegation of staff and students of Veritas University Abuja on Tuesday, the 4th of October, 2022, joined other stakeholders at the 4th National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector. This year’s theme which focuses on Corruption in the Education Sector, seeks to draw attention to the debilitating effects of corruption across different layers of educational system in the country and to seek ways through which it can be curbed.
While presiding over the National Dialogue at the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock Villa, the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari, entreats Nigerians on the need to imbibe the culture of transparency in the discharge of duties at various levels.
The convener of the event, and the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Prof. Bolaji Owasonye,(SAN) enumerated various means by which corruption is perpetrated in schools in Nigeria which ranges from sexual harassment to offering money for grades. In the same vein, the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in his speech, pleaded that corruption needs to be curbed in Nigeria or “we are all doomed”. He therefore gave a mechanism through which corruption in education sector can be controlled, adding that, every staff be made to undergo three layers of screening from the ICPC before employment.
Other dignitaries in attendance include, president of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Victor Emmanuel Osodeke, former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, the secretary to the government of the federation. Boss Mustapha and other members of the Federal Executive Council, delegations from the National Youth Service Corp, Private Universities as well as Secondary Schools within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Corruption in the education sector has undermined the quality of graduates in the industrial sector. This has informed the choice of this year’s theme, demanding urgent intervention in the education sector.
Abraham Agaba, Wendy Prisca, Chidi Emmanuella, Barret Jewel