The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has certificated seventy (70) students as Anti-Corruption Ambassadors.
The students who are from the New Hope Academy in Paynesville and Heart of Grace School in Johnsonville, respectively, were certificated recently following four months of training in various aspects of corruption and integrity.
Presenting the certificates on behalf of Commissioner Aba Hamilton Dolo, who has oversight responsibility for the Education & Prevention Division at the Commission, LACC’s Program Manager for Education & Prevention, Rev. James Kingsley, admonished the students to promote transparency and accountability in their schools by exposing acts of corruption without fear or favor.
He also told the students who are members of the Student Integrity Club that corruption in Liberia is a major challenge which can no longer be fought by the older generation who are fading away but by young people who are the future leaders of the country.
He admonished the students to vehemently fight corruption because, until corruption is minimized, the development of Liberia is at risk and their future is at stake. Rev. Kingsley also urged the students to exemplify virtues of integrity by desisting from acts of corruption in their schools.
The Student Integrity Club, set up in schools by the LACC, seeks to increase integrity in the administration of public schools and the ownership of school activities among students, school administrators and parents.
The training was conducted in collaboration with Students against Corruption (SAC) and sponsored by the USAID/LPAC Program in Liberia. The project is expected to be extended to schools throughout the country.