“School is beautiful” project and anti-corruption in schools

(VOVworld) – The “School is beautiful” (SIB) project has twice won the Vietnam Anti – Corruption Initiatives contest launched by the World Bank and the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam in 2011 and again in 2013. The aim of the project is to promote a code of conduct for university teachers and students.   

In August 2013 as part of their “School is beautiful” project, students of the International Relations Faculty of the Academy of Journalism and Communication organized a contest to find Radio MCs. Radio programs on SIB’s website giangduongtuoidep.com.vn deliver messages about a healthy education environment. In addition to producing 2 radio programs a month starting November, 2013, the students will host talk shows at other universities to promote morality in schools.      

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Candidate for  Radio MCs (Photo:Giangduongtuoidep.com)

Student Phuong Anh, who is in charge of the content of SIB, said: “With this project we hope to change the awareness of both students and lecturers. This is part of the Vietnamese tradition of respecting and honoring teachers, who give students not only academic knowledge but also life experiences. This year, we want to rekindle the enthusiasm in every youth and encourage them to study harder in order to contribute to the nation’s future development.”

The project addresses corruption in the schools by promoting the relationship between teachers and students. Tran Danh Tuyen, head of the project’s communication board, said: “Our project wants to create transparent schools free of corruption. We are trying to build a good teacher-student relationship based on the tradition of respecting and honoring teachers. I hope that by participating in this project we can help reduce corruption in schools.”

The project has publicized its activities on its website and on Facebook. It has organized a workshop to explore a code of conduct and a more transparent relationship between teachers and students and has launched a writing contest on the same topic. It has developed a 6-point code of conduct and has involved many lecturers and students.  

Nguyen Ngoc Oanh, Deputy Head of the International Relations Faculty of the Academy of Journalism and Communication, said: “The project with its diverse activities has caught the attention of teachers and students at many universities. The students are dynamic and enthusiastic and what they are doing is very practical and meaningful.”

The “School is beautiful” project has helped to promote a healthy and transparent education environment. Students will benefit from the project by better understanding the importance of fighting corruption in schools and the motive for their study so that they will be more responsible for their own future.