House to Introduce Anti-corruption Awareness Subjects in Primary

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The House of Representatives has concluded arrangements to convene a meeting of stakeholders in education management and regulation to review primary and secondary schools curricula to integrate anti-corruption awareness courses and programs for students.

This is the sequel to a motion of urgent public importance on the Need to introduce Anti-Corruption Classes and Training into the Primary and Junior Secondary Schools Curricula to Aid in the Fight Against Corruption and Improve Civic Consciousness amongst the Nigerian Populace sponsored by
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. Shehu Kakale,
Hon. Musa Bagos and Hon. Aisha Dukku, on Wednesday, during plenary

They noted that corruption is a scourge with devastating consequences on every facet of the Nigerian state, society, and sectors of the economy;

“Aware that the blight of corruption in the Nigerian society is a source of concern for all well-meaning citizens and friends of the country.

“Cognizant of the various anti-corruption efforts by successive governments that have not put an end to corruption in the country.

“Observed that unless drastic measures are taken with utmost urgency, corruption threatens to destroy the fabric of Nigerian society by continuously sabotaging our national sense of right and wrong beyond repair.

“Also, observed the increase of young people who are growing up in environments where casual subversions of rules and law through acts of private and public corruption have become the norm.

“Perceived that one reason the fight against corruption has not achieved the desired objectives in the country is the absence of a deliberate national strategy to engage citizens from the early stages of their lives to identify, challenge, and defeat corrupt practices wherever they may exist or manifest.

“Confident that this narrative can be changed within a relatively short time, through sustained efforts by government, civil society, religious organizations, and citizens working together to reprogramme the way we think about the causes and consequences of corruption in our society.

Consequently, the lawmakers resolved to
convene a meeting of stakeholders in the education management and regulation sector to consider reviewing the primary and secondary school curricula to integrate anti-corruption awareness courses and programs
and urged the Committees on Basic Education Services and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance.

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