Oyo State Anti-corruption Agency (OYACA) on Friday sensitized students of the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery on how to key into the fight against corruption in educational institutions.
The Chairman, Oyo State Anti-corruption Agency (OYACA) Hon Justice Eni Esan (rtd.), lectured the students on the rudiments of financial crimes, corruption and how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of such crimes.
She stated that the sensitization is meant to enlighten tertiary institutions such as the College on the key roles educational institutions play in the fight against corruption, being the place where future leaders are trained and nurtured.
She charged the students to assist in propagating the anti-corruption message, especially in the area of cyber-crime which is mostly being perpetrated by youth.
According to her “at the completion of your training here, you will become qualified medical personnel who will work in different health sectors all over the world. We want you to imbibe the anti-corruption spirit from the onset so as to guard against corruption and prevent all forms of corrupt practices that are predominant”.
Also speaking, the Provost, Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Gbonjubola Owolabi stated that there should be no excuse for committing an offense.
She said it is a good thing that Oyo State is setting the pace to tackle the menace of corruption, adding that other States would emulate it.
She reiterated the need to enhance and sustain policies because the nursing profession is a disciplined one and it has its ethics.
Dr. Owolabi assured OYACA that the College will stand by their policies, so as to have an enviable college amongst the ones in the country.