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Over 400 head teachers taught how to fight corruption in education 

(Last Updated On: 28 January 2024)

Lira | The Head of the Anti-Graft Unit at State House Brig Gen Henry Isoke on Sunday made a presentation to over 400 head teachers from the Western region.

His teaching or presentation was themed “Transparency and Accountability”. It took place at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi district.

Brig Isoke highlighted the different forms of corruption in the education sector including, among others, head teachers inflating nominal rolls to embezzle capitation grant funds, and conspiracy with some district officials like DEO, Inspector of Schools and Senior Education Officers.

Lobbying for transfers assisted by the respective district education officials, lobbying for schools with large numbers of students where numbers are further inflated, among others.

Isoke emphasised that such tendencies are a danger to the progress of the nation, they erode social trust, worsen inequality, as well as sabotaging development in the country.

“…. corruption in the education sector, results in underqualified professionals, including doctors, engineers, teachers, pilots, among others, which results in doing shoddy work that leads to catastrophic losses,” he said.

On tackling corruption, he emphasised the need for enhancing regular school inspections by district officials for purposes of monitoring and accountability.

Community participation should be encouraged in school activities, through parent-teacher meetings, he advised.

He further urged the head teachers to implement modern management systems and procedures in areas of financial management, supervision and evaluation.

To be exemplary to the students and to inculcate a culture of transparency, the head of the Unit encouraged the head teachers to ensure the right things are done.

The anti-graft head boss thanked the Commissioner Patriotic Secretariat, Ms Hellen Seku and her team for the good work they are doing in inculcating the spirit of patriotism in the country.

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