As the West Africa public examinations draw near, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Regional Office East recently held an interactive meeting with teachers of the Wesley Secondary School in Segbwema on how to partner and effectively monitor all forthcoming public exams to prevent examination malpractice. The engagement took place at the Wesley Senior Secondary School in Segbwema.
Speaking on the rational for collaboration, The ACC Senior Public Education Officer, Sulaiman B. Sowa, said that the problems of corruption needed a collaborative effort to fight and defeat. He noted that the spate of examination malpractice was unprecedented and that curbing same needs the holistic efforts of teachers and the ACC.
Deliberating on the offence of Examination Malpractice as enshrined in the 2008 Ant-Corruption Act as amended in 2019, The ACC Senior Investigation Officer Mohamed Jah said the offence criminalizes all forms of examination malpractice and punishes same by a fine of not less than 50 million Leones or a jail term of not less than 5 years or to both fine and jail term. The Principal of Wesley Secondary School Segbwema, Micheal Komeh Lahai, said the engagement was timely and very educative