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Curbing corruption in schools requires commitment of all, say Stakeholders

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To curb quiet corruption in public schools in Lagos state requires the commitment of all stakeholders to live above board.This was the submission of participants at a one-day sensitization organised by Human Development Initiatives (HDI) with support from TrustAfrica, themed, ‘Building the capacity of teachers and school administrators to curb quiet corruption in public schools in Lagos state’. Executive Director, HDI, Olufunso Owasanoye, said it is important that all stakeholders work to eradicate quiet corruption in schools because of its negative long-term impact. She added that quiet corruption is responsible for pupils and students dropping out of school as well as not having access to qualitative education.

Participant, Omolola Odunsi stated that parents and teachers have critical roles to play in curbing quiet corruption in schools, especially by living above board and cautioning students when they err. Another participant, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Branch Chairman, Surulere, Showemimo Olugbenga said government contributes to promoting quiet corruption in schools through inadequate funding and poor welfare for teachers.


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