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  • Nastili
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    Valamootoo
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    I think this must be included in the educational curriculum in secondary schools with topics of discussions which can raise the awareness at a younger age.

    Boodhoo
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    I think we all concur on the fact that the fight against corruption must start at an early age. The transmission of the concept of anti-corruption and integrity in our youth is crucial as future leaders of this country. Maybe it’s high time for the educational authorities in Mauritius to seriously consider the integration of anti-corruption elements in our secondary school curriculum. The ICAC has always supported such initiatives and is prepared to bring in its contribution in this endeavour.

    Jheengut
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    Hi everyone. Good morning. Yes there have been attempts at the level of the authorities to incorporate certain aspects such as values and citizenship education. But there is a need for more forceful actions including specific training of teachers.

    wozageer
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    As a student , i know in most schools there are activity periods.So teachers or representatives from ministry can go to schools to talk about corruption. During these discussions , students’ suggestion can be asked . As a result , students ‘ knowledge will increase . Thus , in the long run this may prove beneficial as these students are the future workforce of Mauritius ( e.g public officials and others) . Therefore they may think twice before doing something illegal .
    Furthemore, youth are not encouraged to share ideas to fight against corruption as may be there isn’t proper platforms for them to talk or may be they are underestimated as they are inexperienced .

    Berenice
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    Youth make up a great percentage of our population.
    Youth empowerment is crucial in the modern world due to the many fraudulent events uprising.
    It is true that the barriers to youth engagement in the fight against corruption exist, but as said by Jim Rohn «focus on the solutions, not the problems ».
    It could be that youngsters lack incentives to engage in this important fight. Therefore, with collective actions by elderlies and experienced veterans, we can demonstrate examples to show the benefits and the proper actions to be done.
    I myself as a youngster, don’t have much knowledge on how to reduce these barriers. Despite this, i got the opportunity to voice out my ideas. That is, getting the opportunity to present our thoughts on the subject matter is what could also promote our engagement.

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    Boodhoo
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    Collective actions in the fight against corruption are more than necessary. People obviously need to voice out not only in terms of criticisms but also suggest possible strategies and actions. Moreover, it is important for everybody, including the youth, to realise that they need to get engaged and bring in their contribution for a better Mauritius. Everyone has a role to play in addressing the issue of corruption. The youth can make the difference.

    Curpen
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    I believe the youth are an integral element for bringing cultural change in attitudes and behaviour towards corruption and in shaping values of tomorrow since they represent the future. As young people are really active on social media, this should be taken as an advantage in the fight against corruption. There can be a hashtag on Instagram or tweeter which can go rival with constant sharing and all Mauritian influencers using the hashtag and creating awareness of reporting cases

    Khodabux
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    Politicians are setting bad examples to youth. They are the barrier to youth engagement in the fight against corruption

    Hossenbux
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    This is an excellent piece of work. Youth is the future of the country and the future must reflect optimism with a zero stance against corruption. Youth represents a significant portion of the population and is generally more open to social change and transformation, since they may have less interest in maintaining any status quo.

    Young citizens must be aware that they have the power to change things and thus eradicate corruption. Ethics, integrity and good governance should be part and parcel of their daily lives. .Corruption is dynamic and as such fighting corruption is a non-ending process. Emphasis must be laid on cognitive learning, ethical leadership and education to understand principles such as transparency, accountability and fairness.

    The war on corruption will be won by each and everyone of us playing our effective role in this fight.

    ‘God does not require us to succeed, He only requires that we try.’ Mother Theresa

    Vacher-Lepoigneur
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    Adults are role models and should act accordingly. Corruption exists everywhere in Mauritius. But we should work together to reduce it. We must show to younger ones that we can have a happy and successful life without corruption.

    Jheengut
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    Absolutely right.As adults we have a critical role as role models for our youth. Youth normally tend to imitate us. It is high time that we realise that not only we need to stay away from malpractices and corruption but to denounce such acts. Intolerance and reporting malpractices and corruption can help towards putting an end to impunity and hence motivating youth and inspiring them in the fight against corruption. As adults we also need to encourage our youth to participate actively in the fight while not neglecting their studies.

    Phul
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    Educators have an important role in guiding our youth. One period per month/per class must be dedicated for talk on the fight against corruption in every school.

    Comorandy
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    The youth in Mauritius should be taught the concept of moral education in schools. They should become more reflective about how they typically do arrive at moral judgements. It will encourage them to be more autonomous or critical in their moral thinking.

    Marion
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    Very good responses.
    Training of teachers is essential to fight against corruption. Activities to be given to encourage active participation of youngsters. They will learn and reinforce their thinking skills. Thus they will become independent of their choices and responsibilities.
    Empowering young people is of uppermost importance as they will be adults of tomorrow.
    Also the use of social media to consolidate their thoughts and mindset in the good direction.
    The fight against corruption is possible if all of us are conscious of our morality and judgements. Effectiveness at all institutional and individual level.

    Let us be positive.

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