In its bid to catch them young, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has put in place several measures aimed at ensuring that anti-corruption consciousness is instilled in the minds of the youths at their formative stage.
One of such initiatives is the inauguration of Students Anti-corruption Clubs (SACs) in secondary schools across Nigeria to make youths active anti-corruption crusaders.
To ensure their continuous functioning, the Commission recently embarked on visitations to the SACs in some schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to monitor their progress.
Among the schools visited, were Government Science Secondary School, Tunganmaje; GSS, Hajj Camp, Gwagwalada: and GSS, Kwali. Speaking at the various schools visited, Mr. Mfon Sunday of ICPC Education Department said that the aim of the visitation was “attitude inventory of club members to encourage them to continue with the good work and ascertain their challenges in order to proffer solutions”.
In response, the patrons and the presidents of the clubs generally spoke about the activities of the clubs to include debates, examination invigilation, essay competitions, drama presentations and poems recited during assembly, while revealing that these activities were embedded with anti-corruption themes.