The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Oyo State is set to partner with the renowned anti-corruption agency; Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a bid to promote positive values in Oyo state primary and secondary schools through the National Values Curriculum (NVC).
According to a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Anti-corruption agency; Mrs. Azuka Ogogua on Monday, the ICPC is ready to partner with the Education Sector to reduce the spate of corruption in the state and Nigeria at large.
The Chairman of the Board, Dr. Nureni spoke during a presentation made by Mrs. Ese Okwong, Assistant Director, Education Dept, ICPC, on the NVC to the Board. According to the SUBEB boss, the decadence in Nigerian society is as a result of loss of values, adding that it is wise to address social decay starting from primary and secondary education.
He stated that SUBEB was ready to partner with the ICPC in reaching out not only to the students, but also to the teachers.
Earlier, the ICPC representative had made a presentation on the National Values Curriculum (NVC) to the Management Staff of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), stating that there was no better time to discuss the issue of values than now.
Mrs. Okwong explained the twelve core values of the NVC which are: Honesty, Discipline, Justice, Right Attitude to Work, Citizen’s Rights & Duties, National Consciousness, Contentment, Courage, Concern for Others, Family Values, Religious Values, and Traditional Values.
She added that the NVC was an initiative of the ICPC to resuscitate these values, which although not taught in a special subject, are infused into existing subjects in school curricula.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Adeniyi OJ, reiterated the importance of having the values infused into the national curriculum, and said this would help to redirect the already derailed values of the younger generation.
The presentation which took place at the SUBEB office had in attendance, Management staff of the Board and officials of the ICPC.