In its drive to enhance integrity in public exams, the North-West Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has engaged Head Teachers and Principals of primary and secondary schools in Bureh Kasseh, Makonteh, Maforki, Bakeh Loko, Tainkatopa Makama, Lokomasama, Marampa, Masemera and Koya chiefdoms in Portloko District.
Speaking at the respective meetings in Port Loko, Lunsar and Masiaka on the 26 and 27 September 2019, ACC’s Regional Manager, Al-Hassan Sesay called on heads of schools to be sincere and determined in the fight against examination malpractices in internal and external examinations. He lamented over entrenched examination malpractices scheme that has marred public exams and drop in standard of education, but hastened to emphasize ACC’s determination in reversing the negative trend. Mr. Sesay reminded them of their responsibilities as heads to instill integrity and enhance monitoring mechanisms, noting that they must be ready to stand against corruption. He called on the Principals and Head Teachers not to see ACC’s intervention as witch-hunt but rather a deliberate attempt to join forces with them to restore integrity in internal and external examinations.
He said the Commission recognizes the importance of teachers in the fight against corruption that was why the Commission is constantly engaging them to take decisive and firm position in the fight.