By: Alex A. Bah, Communications Officer, ACC
Pupils of the Leaders Academy School, under the supervision of their teachers has, on Friday 11th November 2022, visited the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) Head office, Gloucester Street, Freetown on a field trip, in a bid to enlighten the pupils who are mostly in examination classes, on the values of Integrity, and to further provide them with the opportunity to understand how the Commission operates.
ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. accommodated the pupils in his office, and explained the general work of the Commission that informs its massive successes especially in the last four years as Head of the ACC.
Commissioner Kaifala further informed the pupils and teachers that the Commission is charged with the mandate to fight corruption in and around the public service space. This he said the Commission does by preeminently preventing its occurrence through its various structures, and also ensures that those engaged in corrupt acts and practices, face severe punishment as provided by law. He furthered that part of the preventive measures to tackle corruption, is to ensure the public are educated on what constitutes the scourge, its devastating consequences and enlist their support to tackle the menace.
He encouraged them to embrace and uphold integrity in their pursuit of knowledge, and abstain from any form of cheating or examination malpractices. He added that even as they grow and would desire occupying reputable public places as that of his, their reputation built overtime since school would be up for general validation by members of the public.
The pupils asked the Commissioner several questions and they were later engaged by Directors/Heads of the various Departments at the Commission’s Conference Hall, on the specific tasks carried out by their respective Departments.
The Leaders Academy School is situated at 7 Off Hill Cut Road, Wilberforce, Freetown.
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