The Education Sector in Monrovia, Liberia: A Study on Corruption Perceptions and Experiences among Residents

Authors : Moore L Johnson

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 11 - November

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Corruption in the educational sector has the proclivity to jeopardise the future of young Liberians, preventing many from accessing quality and affordable education at the detriment of their future. This study aims to understand the subjective perceptions and practical experiences of corruption in the education sector in Monrovia, Liberia. This research was motivated by four questions: How do residents of Monrovia perceive corruption in education services? What are the contributing factors to corruption in education services in Monrovia? How does corruption in education services affect the quality and accessibility of education in Monrovia? And lastly, what potential strategies and interventions can be implemented to tackle corruption in education services in Monrovia? A sample size of 128 participants selected participants utilized survey questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups to collect data, with quantitative data analyzed using Google Sheets and qualitative data analyzed through the Delve app.This study found that cash bribes and transactional sex for grades are the most prominent experiences among the residents of Monrovia. Moreover, the findings also showed that 98% of the participants had been involved with corruption in education services. Therefore, this research seeks to provide insights that can inform policy and interventions to improve the education system in Monrovia while also contributing to the growing body of research examining the impact of corruption in the education sector in Liberia and beyond.

Keywords : Corruption, Bribery, Education, Experience, Perception, Principal-Agent Theory.


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