As part of strategies to alleviate corrupt practices in Nigerian higher institutions, students of Veritas University have been implored to report offences to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
This statement was made by an Assistant Director of ICPC, Mr. Okor Odey during the inauguration of the Students Anti-Corruption Vanguard (SAV) by the Commission at Veritas University in Bwari, Abuja, recently.
Mr. Odey maintained that the purpose of the Commission’s visit was to sensitize the students as well as the University community on anti graft and to inaugurate a branch of the Students Anti-corruption Vanguard (SAV) in the school which will be saddled with duty of identifying corrupt practices.
“The Vanguard will give the students and every other member of the university community a voice to interface with the school, the Commission and the rest of the world on issues of anti-corruption”, he said.
In his his speech titled: Role of the Students Anti-Corruption Vanguard in the Fight against Corruption” Mr. Mfon Umoh of the ICPC Education Division, highlighted various forms of corruption in schools and the need to use the vanguard as an instrument to fight them.
Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Dean of Students Affairs, Rev. Fr. Michael-Mary Akaigwe appreciated ICPC for its efforts towards the inauguration of the SAV in the school saying that the university has, as one of its goals, the inculcation of the virtue of living in truth as exemplified in its name.