ANTI-CORRUPTION STUDIES TO BE INTRODUCED IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES – NUC
ANTI-CORRUPTION STUDIES TO BE INTRODUCED IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES : The National Universities Commission has drafted the curriculum of a course in Cyber Security and Forensic Science which will be taught in universities.
The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a visit to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The visit, according to Rasheed, was a follow-up to a similar visit by the EFCC boss to the NUC in August 2017, when “you advocated the introduction of a course focusing specifically on anti-corruption in the curriculum of Nigerian universities.”
Magu had, during the said visit, promised that the EFCC would sponsor up to 20 PhD researchers on any aspect of corruption every year, for the next 10 years.
In response to the call, Rasheed presented a draft curriculum of a course in Cyber Security and Forensic Science to the EFCC for its input.
While commending the EFCC’s efforts at ridding Nigeria of corruption, the NUC boss acknowledged the assistance of the anti-graft agency in strengthening the universities by creating an atmosphere for a corrupt free academic system.
Responding, Magu expressed delight over the visit, saying, “The EFCC cannot claim ownership of the achievement recorded; the credit goes to every Nigerian who supports the fight against corruption.”
He thanked the NUC boss for the draft curriculum on the anti-corruption course, promising that the commission would study it and make necessary input for its effective take-off.