Speaking to Grade 48 education officers at the closing of an integrity management workshop in Kota Kinabalu yesterday (Aug 22), Sabah Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) director Latifah Md Yatim said 18 per cent of the teachers in Sabah were involved in corruption. She said majority of them were head of schools.
There are 35,000 teachers and about 1,300 schools in Sabah.
Sensing that journalists were present at the function, the director moved on to other subjects in her speech. Speaking to reporters after the function, Latifah told them not to quote her on the `corrupted teachers'.
Corruption is everywhere, its a way of life. It is corruption when parents gave extra money to their children when asking them to buy something from the shop. It is from here gratification take root and grow.