Zero Corruption Campaign (ZCC) has warned school authorities in the country to desist from taking monies as extra charges for continue pupils for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The anti graft campaigners made this warning in a press release issued today, 12 September 2022, and signed by Executive Director, Elton John.

According to Zero Corruption Campaign, it has come to their notice that some school authorities in Government and Government Assisted schools, have started taking monies as extra charges for continue pupils for the 2022/2023 academic year.

“Zero Corruption Campaign would like to remind all school authorities that engaging themselves in such practices is tantamount to corruption and a deliberate attempt to undermine the Free Quality School Education,” they stated.

Zero Corruption Campaign added that they are aware that the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education (MBSSE), is paying all school subsidies to schools that are Government and Government Assisted Schools.

“Thus, Zero Corruption Campaign as a Transparency and Accountability Based Organization that is in partnership with the Ministry of Basic Education and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), is therefore calling on all school authorities who are in the habit of collecting monies as extra charges to desist henceforth,” the campaigners noted.

“School Authorities are vehemently encouraged to work in line with the Free Quality Education Mantra as defaulters will be named and shamed accordingly,” they added.

Zero Corruption Campaign (ZCC), a civil society organization that focuses on the promotion of integrity, accountability and transparency in the delivery of services by public sector institutions.