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.”