The head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema has highlighted several forms of corruption that are eating up the education sector.
While speaking at the annual general meeting of the Association of Secondary School Head Teachers of Uganda at Munni University in Arua, Nakalema showed dissatisfaction about leaders of schools who charge students to be admitted. This, she insisted, is a form of graft.
‘When you charge a student before you admit them, that’s corruption. When I come for you, don’t say I never warned you. Getting good grades that are paid for is also corruption. Teachers who tutor students outside school hours is corruption,’ Nakalema says.
Nakalema has also asked the school leaders and directors to form anti-corruption clubs in schools and add anti-corruption lessons in the curriculum, as part of the collective action towards fighting corruption.
Nakalema urged the teachers to live exemplary lives so that the students they teach can emulate their ways.
According to the 2018 corruption perceptions index reported by Transparency International, Uganda is ranked number 149 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries.