The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is set to conduct a dinner for teachers and patrons in an endeavor to review the Anti Corruption pilot project that was rolled out in 2000.
In an interview with The Sunday Standard, the Public Relations Officer of the DCEC, Lentswe Motshoganetsi, said “the pilot project was a measure that was introduced to advice students on the issues of corruption in schools and to ferret out corruption among students as they constitute tomorrow’s leaders”.
He noted that the aim of the dinner is to evaluate the progress that has been made by the project, assess the challenges the programme has encountered and come up with solid resolutions.
Motshoganetsi revealed that the project was piloted in seven schools in the country, that is five senior secondary schools and two junior secondary schools. The senior secondary schools include Molephi in Mochudi, Naledi in Gaborone, Kagiso in Ramotswa, Moshupa and Maun secondary schools, in addition to two junior secondary schools, Sedumedi in Moshopa and Sedeba in Francistown.
Motshoganetsi revealed that gains have been realized from this project as they have managed to inculcate corruption as an exam subject in Junior Secondary Schools, in Moral studies and Social Studies.
He added that the DCEC is set to extend this project to the rest of the country as it has proved to be meaningful.
“It is viable and beneficial to the whole country in the fight against crime,” he said.
Furthermore, he noted that the dinner is also meant to recognize the value of teachers and patrons who have been running the project at different schools. “The teachers and patrons have done a commendable job as the responsibility of running these clubs was challenging,” Motshoganetsi said.
The Minister of Defense, Justice and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse, is expected to grace the occasion, along with senior members from the DCEC who are expected to attend and deliberate on the advancement of this project.