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Illegal institutions and NYSC camp shut down

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By Akintola Timothy

Education sector corruption has debilitating effects on quality of education.

One increasing prevalence that is steadily affecting Nigeria is the corruption in the education sector. Numerous illegalities are being perpetrated in this sector, from operations to malpractices. However, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) disclosed that it has successfully closed down about 62 illegal degree awarding institutions operating in the country. Also, the commission again declared that it had shut down a fake NYSC Orientation Camp, all in the bid to curb corruption in the educational sector. The Chairman of the commission, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, made this known at a Youth Dialogue on Corruption in Tertiary Institutions which was held in Abuja.

This dialogue was reportedly organized by the ICPC for members of the anti-corruption vanguards from five tertiary institutions in the country’s capital. Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, represented by the ICPC board member in charge of youths, Mrs. Hannatu Mohammed, noted that corruption in the educational sector had immense debilitating impacts on the quality of education in the country. He stated that no nation can progress absolutely without quality education and as such, the commission had since prosecuted the perpetrators of these illegal acts as mandated by the law.

Anti-corruption vanguards created to curb corruption in universities.

Per further disclosure, Prof. Owasanoye stated that ICPC created the anti-corruption vanguards in different tertiary institutions, so as to facilitate an overt salvaging of the corrupt practices, especially in tertiary institutions. He said that these anti-corruption vanguards will provide an enabling ambience for students to actively participate in curbing the corruption that has ravaged the educational system in their differing institutions. He stated that the enactment of the vanguard is posed at equipping students with the ability for developing intolerance for any kind which will help in inculcating these changes among other students on the long run.

Prof. Owasanoye again disclosed that asides the enactment of vanguards within tertiary institutions, ICPC had also conducted system surveys and reviews of the university systems, in a bid to identify the operations that have abetted these corrupt practices. This research, according to him, uncovered factors like bribery, sexual harassment, gratification, examination malpractices over inflation and over invoicing. He further explained that awarding of contracts to oneself, sale of substandard handouts, admission racketeering, absenteeism and certificate forging where other factors affecting the quality of the education system in Nigeria. He then noted that the commission, in uncovering these malpractices, have procured solutions and submitted them to the Minister of Education for implementation.

Educational system must be reevaluated to adequately develop the country.

Professor Williams Barnabas, the Vice Chancellor of Bingham University, in his address, stated that the educational system in Nigeria must be reevaluated and repositioned in such a way that make the sector develop the nation’s status quo adequately. He urged that students being admitted into tertiary institutions be well scrutinized to ensure that they have the right to develop morally, psychologically and socially. He also criticized the academic staffs and parents who push students into corrupt practices such as buying grades.

Prof. Barnabas stated that for the country to be stirred in the right direction, the tertiary institutions must play their parts by sticking to their mandate of providing adequate teaching, research and community services. He stated that corruption at the core of the educational system intensely undervalues the human capital formation in the country, as well as the social cohesion by causing distrust among interpersonal relationships and inter group relations. He then urged for transparency in every level of education.

ICPC partners with investors to identify restructures for education sector.

Mr. Mohammed Ashiru, Director of Public Enlightenment and Education, ICPC, stated that the purpose of the dialogue was to encourage youths to engage in roles expected of them in curbing corruption in the education sector. He also disclosed that the commission had collaborated with numerous stakeholders to identify major restructures needed for the sector. This collaboration had led to the involvement of students, to listen to their perspectives on this prevailing problem of corruption in tertiary institutions and measures to curb the menace.


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Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

Corruption in the country’s educational system is a worrying trend that is progressively becoming more widespread and is having a negative impact on Nigeria.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The frequency of corruption in Nigeria’s educational system is constantly rising, which is having a negative impact on the country.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

This industry is home to a wide variety of unlawful activities, ranging from business practices to operations, and they all need to be put an end to.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

Corruption in the educational sector has had a significant negative impact on the country’s educational quality.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

In the education industry, numerous unlawful activities, ranging from operations to malpractices, are being carried out.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

They did an excellent job in shutting down a bogus NYSC Orientation Camp, which was done in an effort to reduce corruption in the educational system.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Because absolutely no country can advance without first-rate educational opportunities, the commission had, as required by the law, since taken the necessary steps to bring the criminals responsible for these unlawful activities to justice.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

The enormously detrimental effects that corruption in the educational system had on the overall quality of education across the nation are well documented.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

As a result of all of their combined efforts, they no longer plant flags, and we never hear them gloat about the triumphs they’ve won anymore. This is because the folly that they did was the root of these problems.

Last edited 1 year ago by Nwachukwu Kingsley
Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

This partnership had resulted in the engagement of students, so that their viewpoints on the pervasive issue of corruption in higher institutions and methods to combat the scourge could be listened to and considered.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Every accomplishment is a step towards progress in the country. There is a need for more agency to conjoined and root out all corruption in the sector cause this is a fight for every citizen.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Imagine the educational sector has been bastardize when did we get t this level establishing fake NYSC camp,I fear for my dear nation what do we gain from all these.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

The level of corruption in the country is a upgraded one corruption every where see now of corruption in educational sector and we are saying the education sector did not improve why will it improve since there is corruption. Illegal institution and fake NYSC camp this corruption in the country is too much we need to eradicate it in other to move forward in this country if not we will just be worse day by day. The Selfishness is too much and won’t allow those people who want to do good be able to do so

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

This just shows how bad the education sector has become. So they are illegal universities?? And fake NYSC camps too. This is the height if corruption is the sector

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

asides the enactment of vanguards within tertiary institutions, ICPC had also conducted system surveys and reviews of the university systems, in a bid to identify the operations that have abetted these corrupt practices.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Students were involved as a result of this relationship, allowing their opinions on the ubiquitous problem of corruption in academic institutions and strategies to fight the scourge to be heard and taken into account.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Government should please sanitizer education sector in Nigeria and pump fund to develop it so that our country can meet up with the standard of the world. Education has always been the foundation of everything science and technological developments in any country.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

It is a great move by our government at least to some extent it will clear illegal institutions and nysc from our country.It will also better if government can massive invest and improve our education.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a good development because this has really affected our education system in bad way.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

we are talking about corruption. who are the head of corruption, the government. if the head is okay somethings won’t be happening. imagine having illage NYSC camp. na government cause this nonsense

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

Corruption at the core of the educational system of any country is not good at all….I urged for transparency in every level of education and system.