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LACC Audits Liberian Schools

Staff Report

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) have launched the corruption risks report for the education sector in Liberia.

The report was launched by the Acting Chairperson of the LACC, Cllr. J. Augustine Toe at a ceremony held at the head office of the Commission in Monrovia. The report titled “Mapping of Corruption Risks in the Education Sector in Liberia” is being funded by the UNDP.

The report highlights the serious nature of corruption in the education sector in Liberia, especially Montserrado County where the study was done. The study revealed that 36 percent of students pay bribes for grades, while 27 percent pay bribes for promotion to higher grades and 23 percent pay bribes for exams.

Speaking at the launching program, Cllr. Toe described the report as ‘grave’ and noted that it should serve as a wake-up call to policymakers in the country to provide more resources in support of education.

Also speaking at the ceremony, a Consultant at the Ministry of Education, Madam Olivia Shannon assured the LACC of the Ministry’s cooperation and support in the implementation of recommendations in the report.

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