New Online Effort Seeks to End Corruption at Ugandan Universities

A group of Ugandan citizens have set up a website aimed at identifying and ending corruption at the nation’s universities. NotInMyCountry.org offers a safe, secure, and anonymous space online where students can report incidents of corruption and also identify those professors and administrators who are doing their jobs well. The founders of the site state that “We will use the information we gather to publicly punish those who engage in corrupt activities and at the same time reward those who excel at their positions and who work hard not to break the public trust.”

They go on to state why they have focused their efforts on publicizing rights and wrongs at Ugandan universities: “Our work targets universities because university students are the future leaders of this country. If students learn at university that they must buy their grades with cash and bypass bureaucracy by selling their bodies, their resulting cynicism will persist into their future careers. If they instead are empowered to hold abusers to account, Uganda will benefit for years to come.”

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