Corruption and Underdevelopment

ICPC charges JAMB staffers on professionalism, anti-corruption

By Paul Michael

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged staff members of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to uphold a high level of professionalism and imbibe anti-corruption principles in the discharge of their official duties.

Assistant Commissioner of the ICPC in Imo State, Mrs Chinwe Egbeocha, gave the charge in Owerri during a sensitization programme organized by the Commission for the management and staff of the Board in Imo.

The Assistant Commissioner emphasized that one of the very important roles of the Board is to ensure a successful administration of examinations to candidates to enhance their consideration for admission into tertiary institutions.

According to her, an outcome of a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, warned that the Board must ensure that the best candidates are being considered for admission for the smooth running of the school system.

Mrs Egbeocha advocated for attitudinal change to be embraced by the staff against the evils of corruption as well as the need to have zero tolerance for corruption in view of the danger it poses to development.

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She cautioned that public officers must ensure that they work diligently while pushing aside any form of wrongdoing that could land them in jail.

JAMB Chief Administration Officer, Mr Chinyere Ezeh, who represented the JAMB Coordinator, Imo state, Mr Chukwuemeka Cyril, in his speech thanked the Commission for a well-presented lecture, which he said was very detailed and contained vital information that could greatly assist the staff in discharging their duties effectively and efficiently.

The JAMB Coordinator stated that the current Board of JAMB under the leadership of Professor Ishaq Oloyede had zero tolerance for corruption and any type of infractions while noting that JAMB represents the same value ICPC stands for.

Mr Ezeh called on all staff to take full advantage of the enlightenment programme as a wake-up call towards updating their knowledge to facilitate the effective discharge of their assigned responsibilities, to enable qualified Nigerians to have a smooth process of admissions into various tertiary institutions.

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