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Corruption prevention to be taught in senior high schools

Update: June, 17/2013 - 09:26
Students of the Academy of Journalism and Communication join the "Viet Nam corruption preventing and fighting initiatives" programme.— Photo

HA NOI — Corruption prevention will be taught at high schools and educational institutions from the new academic year, following the success of a three-year pilot scheme.

Conditions were now in place to introduce anti-corruption courses into curriculums from senior high school level, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in his directive on the issue.

The Government Inspectorate would release training instructions for teachers, Dung said. It would also introduce an anti-corruption column on its website, offering information, advice and case studies of corruption cases to be used as reference material.

Ministries, State agencies and provincial and city People's Committees were responsible for overseeing the implementation of the directive at educational and training facilities under their management.

The inspectorate stated that corruption cases in Viet Nam were on the rise and were unpredictable and complicated in scale and nature.

Last year, State bodies uncovered 49 cases of corruption involved 67 people plus property worth VND132.7 billion (US$6.3 million).

In an interview with the local media in February, deputy inspector-general Tran Duc Luong said the pilot scheme had resulted in a series of documents for trainers and training.

He said the scheme, together with many other drastic measures, would mark new progress in the fight against corruption. — VNS

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