The Ministry of Education has organized a workshop to mobilize anti-corruption efforts and promote morality and transparency in the operations of education personnel.


Speaking at the workshop, held recently at the Royal City Hotel in Bangkok, Permanent Secretary for Education Supat Jampathong pointed out four major measures to be emphasized by the ministry in its fight against corruption and malpractice. They include prevention, deterrence, suppression, and management.


Participating in the workshop were 200 executives and personnel from various agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Permanent Secretary urged everyone to stand for what is right, saying that they should not be worried if they do the right thing, as it can be explained and justified.


In the workshop, participants were provided with better understanding about how to analyze corruption risks in their agencies, which would lead to the working out of the Ministry of Education’s anti-corruption action plans for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years.


The anti-corruption efforts are included in the 20-year National Strategy on Public Sector Rebalancing and Development, which aims for a transparent and corruption-free public sector. Honesty and integrity will be promoted, while malfeasance must be resisted.


The Ministry of Education has worked with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission in developing anti-corruption courses under the Anti-Corruption Education Program, which emphasizes the socialization process to enable every age group, including young children, to separate self-interest from public interest.


Source: The Government Public Relations Department