ICPC mulls new curriculum to check examination malpractices

ICPC Boss, Ekpo Nta

• Investment in education yielding dividends, says Ugwuanyi
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said it would introduce national values into school curriculum to curb exam malpractices in schools.

Chairman of ICPC, Ekpo Nta, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, said the commission had developed the National Values Curriculum (NVC) to expose children to a sustained value-based education that incorporates ethical standards into their academic programme from the early years.

His words: “Discussions on sanitising the educational system cannot be complete without the conduct of examinations devoid of fraud in schools. “The clean conduct of examinations authenticates the educational system and gives a sense of fulfillment to those who passed through the education system.

“No nation can rise above the level of its education because the education sector is at the forefront of bringing about change to any society.”He disclosed that the commission recently commenced a National Anti-Corruption Debate (NAD) for secondary schools in the six geo-political zones of the country.

While commending the ICPC, the Deputy Director of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Babatunde Benjamin Bamisaye, said it was better for the ICPC to be coopted into the process of curbing examination malpractices since the ministry and JAMB could not do it alone.

Meanwhile, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday unveiled the ultra-modern permanent site of the Post-Primary School Management Board (PPSMB), saying that the new edifice was another demonstration of his administration’s resolve to provide quality education in the state.

He also commissioned some equipment recently procured by the state government for technical and vocational schools and inspected craft and equipment built by students of technical schools.

Unveiling the PPSMB permanent site, he said the project would provide a friendly environment for workers as part of government’s efforts to promote job satisfaction, efficiency and productivity among the workers.

Ugwuanyi, who stated that the best investment of his administration was in education, disclosed that the decision to relocate the PPSMB to the permanent site and the release of funds for the projects were done to boost education in the state.

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