When it is said, people think it is exaggerated or digressed but, even authorities of the education sector are aware that often parents bribe competent authorities to get their children in public schools.
As evidence, on September 12, 2017, the ministry of secondary education wrote himself this note to regional coordinators of the secondary education entitled “Bribes and registrations”.
Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe thus wrote: “There are rumors of bribes are often paid to get kids registered in secondary schools under your supervision”. Continuing, he declares: “Altogether, I have always been against this practice and, since I came into office, I have always condemned them. I am pleased to inform you that extreme disciplinary actions will be taken against any individual involved either directly or indirectly in the practice which tarnishes the image of our education system and is also a hindrance to its emergence”. The government official then enjoined his collaborators to relay his note to a wider audience and work with regional coordinators of the secondary education to eradicate the scourge.