NCC, Enugu Partners ENSUBEB against Book Piracy in Schools

IN a renewed stride to curb the prevalence of book piracy in schools, the Enugu State Office of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is collaborating with the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to sanitise the book distribution channels in the State.

The Director, NCC Enugu Office, Mrs. Ngozi C. Okeke disclosed this after her visit to the Executive Chairman of ENSUBEB, Dr. G. O. C. Ajah, mni, on 3rd November 2023.

According to Mrs. Okeke, the meeting centered on how both agencies would work together in the interest of authors and publishers by addressing the challenges in the school system. He explained that the collaborative initiative underscored the commitment of NCC to work with relevant stakeholders in securing rewards on investment in the publishing industry, safegaurging the integrity of educational materails and ensuring that students got books only from legitimate channels.

Speaking during the visit, the Executive Chairman, ENSUBEB appreciated the Commission’s efforts in sanitizing the book industry. He pledged the Board’s cooperation to NCC, stressing that all the necessary assistance would be provided to fight piracy in the State school system.

While outlining the Board’s book procurement and distribution processes, he assured that ENSUBEB was mindful of the illicit activities of pirates and would closse any potential loopholes that pirates may want to exploit.

Mary Adegbile