STUDENTS' UNIONS ASK ICPC TO PROBE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA-National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, and The National Association of Polytechnic Students, NAPS, yesterday, called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to pay more attention to the corruption going on in the nation's tertiary institutions.
National President of NANS, Mohammed Dauda, and his counterpart from NAPS, Fawole Jacob, said each year, there was an increase in school fees by school authorities, apart from subventions received from government. They stressed that the projects on ground in many schools were not commensurate with money raised.
The duo, who spoke separately during a courtesy visit to the Acting Chairman of ICPC, Ekpo Nta, in Abuja, also bemoaned the situation where some lecturers exploited students for monetary gains.
Represented by the General Secretary of NANS, Garos Dalyop, Dauda appealed to the commission to support the unions in ensuring the inculcation of anti-corruption studies in school curriculum from primary to tertiary level.
They said: 'We urge you to beam your searchlight at the academia where there are several allegations of corrupt practices ranging from lecturers' 'sorting' by student, examination malpractices to mismanagement of resources by management of our institutions across the nation.'