The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the North West Region on Saturday, 28th October, 2023 participated in the replacement process of fifty-five (55) teachers in Port Loko District for the enhancement of quality service delivery in the education sector in Sierra Leone.
The Teacher Replacement Process took place at the Secretariat of the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) on Wells Road, Off Kambia Road in Port Loko City, and attracted officials of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Port Loko City Council (PLCC), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) among others.
ACC's participation at the teachers replacement process aimed at ensuring a more transparent, fair and professional exercise.
Addressing the fifty-five (55) teachers, the Deputy Director TSC, Ibrahim Kamara stated his assurance of building and maintaining a more robust Teaching Service Commission (TSC). He informed the gathering that the replacement of teachers was to fill the vacuum which occurred as a result of death, retirement, resignation, abandonment and termination of office by teachers etc.
Mr. Kamara stressed that these occurrences have been the very sources that have stranded the employment, reassessment, deployment, replacement and recruitment of teachers in Port Loko District.
Deputy Director Kamara disclosed that the teachers replacement process is been carried out nationwide to ensure fair play in the education sector.
ACC’s Investigation Officer in the region, Sahid Sowa reassured his audience of the Commission's readiness to respond to the call of any entity that requires its support. He stated that he was satisfied with the process so far. He urged the parties involved to treat the exercise with utmost fairness, sincerity and forthrightness. “The ACC will leave no stone unturned in the event a person is alleged to have committed a corrupt offence”, Mr. Sowa averred.