I-SHAME Corruption quiz held for pupils

By
Rashid Mbugri, GNA

Tamale, July 20, GNA – A quiz competition on
corruption has been held in Tamale with the aim to train pupils on
anti-corruption efforts and create awareness in the fight against the canker in
society.

Ambariyya Junior High School (JHS) and
Choggu Demonstration JHS took part in the competition dubbed: “I-SHAME
Corruption in Ghana” with the former emerging winner of the competition after
polling 72 points as against the latter’s 69 points.

Both schools were presented with cash
prizes, pens, note books and dictionaries.

The competition was organised on Friday by
the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in collaboration with the
National Catholic Secretariat and the Ghana Education Service and funded by
STAR Ghana.

It formed part of a project by the Forum for
Inclusion, Transparency and Harmony (FAITH) in Ghana to train pupils on
anti-corruption and the need to fight against corruption.

As part of the project, a Manual for
Training Basic School Children on Anti-Corruption has also been developed as a
guideline to train pupils in the project’s pilot schools through the
establishment of Integrity Clubs.

Mr Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary
of Caritas Ghana and Coordinator of the Interfaith Alliance- FAITH in Ghana,
said the Ambariyya JHS and the Choggu Demonstration JHS formed part of 20 basic
schools selected across the country as part of the project to be educated on
anti-corruption.

Mr Zan Akologo, speaking on corruption in
the public sector, said too much discretionary powers granted officials contributed
to high level of corruption in the sector calling for effective implementation
and enforcement of rules and regulations in the public sector to help curb the
canker.

Alhaji Abdul Razak Saani, Northern Regional
Director of NCCE, advised the pupils not to see the quiz as competition but to
ensure that the fight against corruption reflected in their values, attitudes
and behaviours to help fight corruption in the country.

Miss Abubakar Mutma-In-natu, a pupil from
Choggu Demonstration JHS, said the competition helped her to learn more about
corruption and the measures that could be put in place to fight it.

Master Jabir Imgiaz Mbo, a pupil from
Ambariyya JHS, was happy with competition saying it should cover more schools
for pupils to imbibe the lessons on how to fight corruption in the country.

GNA

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