FICAC rolls out pilot phase project

THE National Anti-Corruption Curriculum Manual will be distributed to all schools in the country next year.

This was confirmed by Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) manager corruption prevention, Kolora Naliva, during the launch of the pilot phase of the project last month.

The pilot project was rolled out to Year 5 to Year 13 in 16 schools across the country.

The manual will integrate anti-corruption lessons into selected subjects such as English, social science, social studies, accounting and history

“Basically, we will be doing mass production of these manuals and they will be distributed and dispatched to each and every primary and secondary school all over Fiji,” she said.

Ms Naliva added to ensure the curriculum was ready for full implementation next year, reports would be generated by FICAC’s monitoring and evaluation unit during the pilot project.

“We will try to fix the loop holes that are there so when it comes to 2019, it will be ready for implementation to the rest of the schools.”

She said part of the pilot phase would included a review of the teaching and learning processes at the selected schools.

Ms Naliva said a resource manual developed by FICAC in partnership with the Ministry of Education would help teachers understand what was expected of them while teaching the anti-corruption lessons.