ICPC closes 62 illegal degree-awarding institutions, fake NYSC camp

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has closed down a total of 62 illegal degree-awarding institutions in the country.

The commission also shut down a fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in its bid to tackle corruption in the Education sector.

Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, announced this at a youth dialogue on corruption in tertiary institutions, yesterday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dialogue was organized by ICPC for members of Anti-Corruption Vanguards from five tertiary institutions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Owasanoye, who was represented by ICPC Board Member in charge of Youths, Mrs. Hannatu Mohammed, said the commission had since prosecuted the perpetrators.

The ICPC chairman said corruption has a debilitating effect on the quality of education of any nation, adding that no nation would develop beyond the level and quality of its education.

He said the ICPC set up anti-corruption vanguards in schools to push the fight against corruption in the Education sector, particularly tertiary institutions.

“The vanguards equip the student members with the capacity to develop zero tolerance for corruption and to inculcate attitudinal change among their fellow students.

“The vanguards also enable the students to assist the management of their various institutions to effectively reduce corruption in the education system,” he said.



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