By Emmanuel Nweke
A non-governmental organisation, Global Society for Anti-Corruption (GSAC) Thursday launched its campaign against all forms of corruption in primary and secondary schools in Enugu state.
The campaign launched at Tender Links Nursery/Primary Schools, Trans Ekulu, Enugu is a conscious effort to enlighten pupils and students on the dangers of corruption.
South east/South south director of the organisation, Mrs Amaka Nweke, said it had become necessary to put in place measures aimed at salvaging the future of the country.
She said the campaign which would be carried out in all primary and secondary schools across the country had the backing of Federal Ministry of Education.
The director also said in spite of the damaging effects of corruption, there was hope for the country if conscious plans were put in place to direct young Nigerians on the path of integrity.
“This is a grassroots campaign aimed at salvaging the future of young Nigerians in order to save them from falling into the same pitfalls which have held us down.
“We are going to lead the pupils and students through positive character formation processes that will make them become people of integrity in future,” she said.
Nweke stated that the NGO was lacking the necessary logistic support it needed to effectively execute the project.
“Our aim is to replicate the programme in all primary and secondary schools across the country. But we do not have people supporting us.
“In spite of the obvious challenges we are encountering, we shall continue with the campaign across the country starting with the South east and South-south regions,” she said.
She stated that the sensitisation campaign would be followed by the setting up of a GSAC anti-corruption clubs in the various schools.
She said the club would serve as a mentoring platform for members.
“Part of the project is to conduct quiz and debates among members of the club at the end of every school year aimed at inculcating certain good values to the pupils and students,” Nweke said.