Ethics Tips a Big Hit with Students at Eldoret Trade Fair
The theme of schools’ Integrity Clubs proved to be a crowd-puller at the EACC’s booth in the just concluded Eldoret Trade Fair. Eager students and pupils made a beeline for the booth where they were enlightened on the value of the clubs and their expected impact in their schools.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission introduced Integrity Clubs in schools with the main purpose of enabling learners to pursue integrity and ethics as the foundation of their lives. The clubs give learners an opportunity to discuss moral dilemmas which they encounter in their personal and communal lives.
The clubs are also meant to give learners an opportunity to interact with moral issues in a structured manner. The Commission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, launched the clubs on 17th November, 2010 at the then Kenya Institute of Education, currently called Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development(KICD). Thereafter, the ministry issued a circular directing all institutions of learning to establish Integrity Clubs.
During the show, the Education Training and Public Awareness team indicated that the club culture was the Commission’s major focus at the event with the aim of promoting the importance of the clubs to students and teachers and also to build a network with the visiting schools for establishment of the clubs.
The students were educated on the importance of upholding integrity and ethical conduct and advised to avoid bad records in schools that could limit their chances of securing jobs in the public service.
Various state agencies and private establishments displayed their goods and services at the trade fair, which was held from 6th-9th March 2019 at Eldoret’s Agricultural Society of Kenya Showground.
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