ICPC decries increasing cases of corruption in tertiary institutions

Posted by News Express | 4 August 2015 | 2,643 times

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The Anti-corruption Academy of Nigeria, an arm of the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), has decried the increasing cases of corruption in tertiary institutions.

Addressing participants at a national workshop on, ‘Academic Integrity for Nigerian Polytechnics and Allied Institutions,’ the Provost of the academy, Sola Akinrinade said that corruption in any form was unacceptable and that culprits would be made to face the law.

Professor Akinrinade said that findings from a study conducted by the commission and the National Universities Commission (NUC), revealed major areas where corruption had manifested itself in the operation of tertiary institutions.

With a pledge to collaborate with the Anti-corruption Academy, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, Mas’udu Kazaure, criticised the running of unapproved programmes by some institutions.

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dibu Ojerinde blamed heads of tertiary institutions for the corruption in the system.

The workshop, which had in attendance rectors of polytechnics, monotechnics and specialised institutions, was aimed at entrenching academic integrity in admissions, examinations, appointments, promotion and staff disciplinary matters in the nation’s tertiary institutions. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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