On 21 October, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) signed a long term Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Education Council (REC) towards promoting ethics and integrity in the school education.
Broadly, the MoU provides framework for cooperation between the agencies to enrich the existing curricula on values education, develop capacity of the professional teachers in delivering the curricula effectively, and collaborate to conduct programs to prevent corruption.
Chairperson of the ACC in her remarks stated “ Given the REC’s mandate to develop national school curricula as well as develop professional capacities of teachers, we believe that the REC is a powerful change agent in instilling and reinforcing moral values in bringing positive behavioral change in students. And this ACC- REC collaboration is absolutely critical”.
The ACC actively participates in the ongoing initiatives of the REC in enriching the value education curriculum for the students of classes PP-XII. This collaboration is in line with the ACC’s priority to promote ethics and integrity in the youth to build ethical future generation. Ethical behavior and integrity in the school going children and youth is expected to be inculcated through education of moral and fundamental values as part of curricula, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in primary, secondary, and tertiary schools.