The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), in collaboration with the Students Against Corruption (SAC), over the weekend launched the Student Integrity Club project in Liberian schools.
The launching ceremony was held last Friday, March 10, at the New Hope Academy in Paynesville. The Student Integrity Club seeks to increase integrity in the administration of public schools and the ownership of school activities among students, school administrators and parents.
The project currently targets the New Hope Academy and Heart of Grace School. Students from these two schools have on their own established their clubs on integrity and work with fellow students to promote transparency in their schools.
Seventy schools are expected to immediately benefit from a training program which will cover various aspects of corruption and integrity.
Speaking when he officially launched the Student Integrity Club, LACC’s Vice Chairperson Cllr. J. Augustine Toe said students as future leaders play significant roles in the fight against corruption.
He noted that corruption has continued to impede national development and urged the Student Integrity Club to expose improprieties on the part of students, school administrators and teachers, including cheating on tests, bribery, extortion, embezzlement and sex for grades.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID/LPAC Project, Dr. Samson Sempasa, urged students to demonstrate the virtue of integrity by desisting from acts of corruption in their schools.
The Student Integrity Club project is being sponsored by the USAID/LPAC Project.
The program was attended by the President of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), Augustine Tamba.