AHEAD of the May 27 Children’s Day celebration, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the State of Osun Ministry of Education are set to organise a debate competition for secondary school students i as part of the moves to engaging them in the anti-corruption campaign.
Both the ICPC and Ministry of Education concluded on the debate idea when the Osun Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Demola Bakare, led a delegation of the commission on a courtesy call to the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Education on Monday.
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Bakare explained that ICPC believes in engaging the youths in the anti-corruption campaign, and as a result, the proposed debate would be an avenue for youths in the state, particularly those in secondary schools, to contribute their quota to the campaign.
He stated that the visit was informed by the need to enhance more collaboration between the commission and the ministry in order to promote formation of more Students’ Anti-Corruption Clubs (SACs).
The RACC explained that the planned debate competition would be for schools with existing SACs, adding that there were also plans to organise quiz competition in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day coming up on December 9 this year.
In his response, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Mr. Adelani Aderinola, expressed his willingness to partner with the commission to give adequate support to ICPC’s Schools Outreach programmes and to the campaign against corruption in general.