Students May Monitor Textbook Delivery

By Matt Blomberg and Sek Odom | February 22, 2014

Transparency International (T.I.) Cambodia and education NGOs on Friday held a conference titled “Promoting Integrity to Strengthen the Quality of Education in Cambodia,” where ideas were put forward on stamping out corruption in schools.

At the top of discussions were the recent revelations that district level education officials were stealing and selling textbooks intended to be delivered free to students, a problem that T.I. says could be fixed easily and cheaply.

“We need to mobilize the students themselves in tracking the delivery of the textbooks,” said Preap Kol, T.I. executive director.

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