Agency advocates anti-corruption courses in universities

Temitope Mustapha,Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is canvassing for the introduction of anti-corruption courses for all Nigerian University undergraduates.
The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu advocated the curricula on anti corruption during his courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Adamu Rasheed.
Mr Magu also said that the Commission would sponsor up to 20 PH.D researches on any aspect of corruption, from January 2018 till the next 10 years.
Compulsory course
“The EFCC wants the NUC to lead in the introduction of anti corruption curricula in all Nigerian universities to be taken by all fresh undergraduate students regardless of course or discipline.
“Whether one is studying accounting or building engineering, food sciences or marine biology, political science or pharmacy,being exposed to a rigorous and evidence based knowledge of corruption and its consequences on polity and economy as well as individual self esteem would be beneficial to the nation, the community and individual,” the EFCC Boss  explained.
He said that his Commission would also support the publication of manuscripts relevant to the teaching of the anti corruption course.

“We want everybody to join in the fight against corruption, because the university system is very important and we want to target the youth because they are the beneficiaries of whatever we are doing which is ‘better life for the next generation’ I am not saying the NUC has not been fighting corruption but I want it to intensify the fight,” Mr Magua dded.

The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Adamu Rasheed said the commission was very prepared and would soon commence the proper consultation with academics and critical stakeholders as well as other specialists on the best way the curricula on fight against corruption would be.

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