By Abdullahi Yahaya Maikano
Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP International School Bauchi has clinched the second position at the just concluded maiden edition of the National Integrity Club Video competition of all Secondary Schools in Nigeria.
The competition which was organized by National Orientation Agency NOA is to ensure children uphold high moral values in order to restore the society’s value system.
Speaking at the end of the competition, the Director-General National Orientation Agency NOA Dr. Garba Abari said the agency decided to organise the award ceremony as part of its annual February 14th activity tagged FALL IN LOVE WITH NIGERIA.
Dr. Garba Abari represented by the Bauchi state Director of the Agency Alhaji Nuru Yusuf Kobi said in an effort to uphold President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC with the support of NOA have initiated National Ethics and Integrity Policy Frame-work in schools aimed at cultivating the minds of students on moral and ethical values.
“the National core value is now part of the curriculum it has been packed up in the civic education and is being thought in all our secondary schools now”
He called on stakeholders in the sector to join hands towards actualizing a greater Nigeria.
“we want them to put them into practice the seven core values, let it be part of their daily life”
Also speaking, the Principal of ATAP International School Bauchi, Alhaji Abdullahi Hamza expressed delight for emerging second in the competition and pledged to perform better in future competitions.
“yes it is a great achievement because it’s not easy to compete with over 379 schools nationwide, and out of these numbers to become second position”
Alhaji Abdullahi Hamza thanked NOA and ICPC for their intervention and efforts towards the success of the event.
In a remark, the Rector Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP Bauchi, Dr. Adamu Sa’idu appreciated the organizers for developing a team designed to build love for the nation thereby making the students productive and bringing out their hidden potentials.
“in that national competition out of 300+ participants they end up being the second position, so this is an occasion that really makes us proud. Actually the students i want to tell them that they have done well honestly and the teachers they’re the ones to be praised more because without their committed efforts certainly this celebration will not take place”
This year’s competition with a theme My Role In Making A Nigeria Of My Dream featured presentation of awards, match parade among others.