Consequence of SLPP Witch Hunt Massive Corruption Resurfaced At FTC
Students of the Freetown Teachers College (FTC) have informed this medium that lecturers have resumed forcing them to buy pamphlets and pay for grades to lecturers and it seems that the moves made by the previous Principal to discourage corrupt practices that used to be prominent in the college before December 2014, have been sabotaged, leading to the resurface of corruption in the college.
These aggrieved students said such corrupt practices will plunge the college into a big mess if action is not taken accordingly to actualize the dream of President Bio in so far as education is concerned.
It could be recalled that in 2016, a committee was set up to carry out examination malpractice investigations against a lecturer, Mr. Alvey Lappia and the recommendation that came out was that his appointment must be terminated because he is not qualified to be appointed lecturer at the college.
That same year, however, senior lecturer, Max Govie was served a termination letter by the college administration for gross corruption and infringement of the rules and regulations of the examination committee but apologized after accepting his fault.
The prudent stance undertaken to nip corruption in the bud at the college is currently frustrated being that lecturers have got a field day to demand from students; a habit that was stopped during the era of Dr. Sahr Fillie who was sacked recently without thorough investigation by the Ministry of Higher Education and Vocational Training.
An elderly woman who graduated from the college, Ms Turay, described the former Principal as a game changer who succeeded in bringing sanity to the college through his unshakable interventions. She noted that it could be bad for the college to return to the bad old days when corruption was the way of life for lecturers. She said Dr. Fillie was trying to turn the college into a polytechnic and offer degree courses.
However, the current administration of the college headed by Dr. Samba Moriba has decided to keep sealed lips over happenings at the college as it states that the college is working on its degree courses which is said to commence as soon as possible.
By Ilysa Bah
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