The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption is inviting people who suspect corruption in the issuance of text books in schools to lodge a complaint for assessment and immediate action if corruption is at play.
This is after concerns were raised following the issuance of a book list from the Assemblies of God Primary School which indicated that parents needed to buy text books despite the Education Ministry saying that text books are free.
FICAC says that they investigate all alleged acts of corruption involving the public sector and public funds.
However, they say that the investigation cannot commence without an official complaint being lodged.
Calls were also made by parents to involve FICAC in this case as a number of parents from various schools were given book lists that had text books listed down, indicating that parents had to buy the text books.
Education Minister Rosy Akbar had made it clear that schools have been equipped with textbooks, and parents, guardians and students do not need to purchase any text books for the 2019 academic year.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.