“The Commission wishes to remind teachers and school authorities that receiving an advantage, whether solicited or not, is a crime under the Anti-Corruption Act 2008. Any teacher or school authority caught in the practice, and cannot provide policy justification, will be seriously dealt with in accordance with the law,” the Commission’s statement reads.
The Commission’s statement adds that the ACC has received several complaints from the public about school authorities engaging in extortion of monies from pupils, parents, and guardians before pupils can receive their exam results or be accepted into a school as new student.
These corrupt practices are causing enormous hardship for patents, despite the government‘s efforts in ensuring the success of its Free Quality Education Programme.
Below is the statement issued by the ACC: