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NUC, ICPC partner on varsities’ probe

By Caleb Ayansina

ABUJA—Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and National Universities Commission, NUC, have gone into partnership in efforts to sanitise the country’s university system, starting with a review of three in the pilot phase.

Those chosen for a review in the pilot scheme are the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Salem University, Lokoja.

They are being sampled to reflect Federal/State/Private University and North/West/East characteristics.

Both commissions came up with a 12-man committee to be headed by the ex-executive secretary of NUC, Prof. Peter Okebuko-la, to gather data upon which far-reaching policy decisions will be taken to improve climate of transparency and accountability in the university system.

Addressing a press conference on the review in Abuja, Acting Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said: “The commission is inundated daily with petitions from students, staff, unions and other stakeholders, alleging all manner of corrupt practices and abuses in most of our tertiary institutions.”


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