ETHICS AND CORRUPTION IN EDUCATION: IMPACT OF CORRUPTION AND FORMULATING NEW STRATEGIES TO COMBAT CORRUPTION IN SCHOOLS
Ethics and corruption is a worldwide phenomenon. The challenge of addressing corruption in education cannot be met in isolation. Therefore, this study will identify factors influencing corruption in schools, the impact of corruption, and strategies to combat corruption. When dealing with corruption in education, cooperation from all sectors in education such as the Ministry of Education (MOE), Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), all staff in the education sectors and communities must have optimum scarification in combating corruption. Laws and regulations and effectively run institutions are not sufficient to prevent corruption. Fostering attitudes that do not tolerate corruption should be one of the priority tasks of education. It is recommended that ethics education for the young can help in preventing corruption. Ethics education must change the attitudes and behaviors of the teachers, improve governance, and build greater accountability and integrity of educational leaders. If teachers can express their moral and ethical orientations to their practice, the writer believes that teachers will possess better ethical knowledge that may influence future practice.