Anti-corruption authority mounts large-scale campaign in education sectorSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Independent Authority against Corruption of Mongolia (IAAC) has launched a large-scale campaign in the education sector, paying special attention to corruption in the sector.
T.Bayarkhuu, Commissar at IAAC, at a monthly press conference of the agency, said “Some officials of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports assigned the School No.1 authorities to enroll 41 children. Even though the IAAC advised that non-resident enrollment shall run transparent, no action has been taken in this regard. The authority will continue inspecting the registration and enrollment procedures.”
After this statement, the IAAC arrested and detained Director of the School No.1 G.Bum-Erdene being caught red-handed taking a bribe. The person who was bribing was arrested with the Director. The well-known School No.1 in Ulaanbaatar has high reputation and parents wish to enroll their children in the school for providing high quality education. Seven days after the arrest, L.Erdene, Director of a Cambridge school ‘Shine Ehlel’ (New Beginning), also regarded as one best schools, was also arrested red-handed accepting a bribe.
The IAAC, aside from investigation, deals with prevention of corruption, thus it is taking sequential actions on detecting and eradicating the causes and situation that bring corruption to education sector.