No.10, September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008 , Written by « Pact Cambodia »   

THIS MONTH

 Among the thousands of corruption- related stories found in the previous ten months, very few stories were related to a sector so often associated with corruption in Cambodia’s daily life: the education sector. The best way to explain this lack of coverage is that the established practice of teachers getting informal payments from students or their parents is simply too ordinary, both in terms of frequency and amounts of money involved, to be considered newsworthy. A survey last year for Transparency International found that close to two-thirds of Cambodians had contact with the education system, and of those, one third paid bribes to teachers or school administrators.

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