Nigerian Universities to set up anti-corruption units

The Nigerian University Commission, NUC, has directed all Universities to put in place an anti-corruption unit to help curb corruption.

Speaking on Wednesday, at a seminar titled “Corruption and its effect”, the deputy executive secretary of NUC, Akinbode Agbaoye, said the commission will ensure that all Vice Chancellors of Universities put in place a well-established and functional Anti- Corruption unit to complement the efforts of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC, stop corruption.

Mr. Agbaoye said the NUC is a fore runner in the anti-corruption war especially in the university system.

He said the commission is working with ICPC to review the activities in various Universities and added that some of the commission’s activities are aimed at checking corrupt practices in the University system such as closure of illegal Universities, appropriate licensing of private Universities and inspecting and monitoring of Vice Chancellors in both private and public Universities.

He said to sustain the campaign against corruption, Ministries, Department and Agencies must lead by example to ensure an ingrained culture of integrity. Mr. Agbaoye said the war against corruption can only be won with an attitudinal change among public officers and the way government is run.

Mr. Agbaoye said that all Nigerians should be told about the consequences of corruption, stating that every citizens of Nigeria should ensure that they make the right decision no matter what others are doing or thinking.

Also speaking at the Seminar was Justin Kuatasea, who the Chairman of ICPC, Ekpo Unaowo.

Kuala Sea said that ICPC has problems in checkmating corruption in Nigeria. He said the changes might be slow in coming but a lot is in progress.

He said the only way to stop corruption is by showing personal interest and commitment to shun corruption.

Also speaking at the Seminar was Justin Kuatasea, who represented the Chairman of ICPC, Ekpo Nta.

Mr. Kuatasea said that ICPC has problems in check mating corruption in Nigeria. He said the changes might be slow in coming but a lot is in progress.

He said the only way to stop corruption is by showing personal interest and commitment to shun corruption.


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  • Igweee!!!

    dear Deputy chairman of the NUC, I am baffled by the narrow scope of your understanding as to what constitutes corruption. It is ridiculous that you want to set up anti-corruption units for the purpose of monitoring fake universities, unlicensed institutions and vice-chancellors. It is shocking that you genuinely believe that such a small task requires a anti-corruption agency in every university.

    It doesn’t matter to you that in many Nigerian universities, poor hard-working brilliant students are being failed in their courses for simply not having enough money to pay a corrupt lecturer for marks or to buy a poorly written material at unreasonable prices of which the list of the purchasers are then used to make a list of those who should fail, pass averagely or awarded flying colours in unmerited circumstances.

    It doesn’t bother you that in this day and age, most our so-called universities do not know what it called “blind marking”.

    That is why your understanding of what constitutes corruption in the universities is ridiculously limited to the “establishment of fake universities, appropriate licensing of private universities, and monitoring of vice chancellors”.

    Coming from a Professor and a director of the NUC, it is quite a poor perspective; very poor perspective indeed.