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`Quiet corruption` hurting Africa`s poor

Posted: 2010-03-16
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A World Bank report says teachers and other public servants who don`t show up for work are fuelling ``quiet corruption`` throughout Africa that is disproportionately hurting the continent`s poor.


Mar 15, (iol.co.za) -- The report says studies over the past decade have found that teachers across Africa fail to appear as often as 25 percent of the time.

The report warns of the effect that such absenteeism has on children.

In February, a report by Transparency International showed that parents in seven African countries pay registration fees for primary education even though by law primary education is supposed to be free.

The World Bank report says that businesses across Africa expect to make bribes to public officials to get things done.
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