Martina Chibugo Nwawube & Emmanuela Ibenwa
This study, guided by three research questions, examined the strategies to be adopted by counsellors towards re-orientation against bribery and corruption in Anambra State. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population was all government owned secondary school counsellors numbering 264. Data collection was by the use of Re-orientation against Bribery and Corruption Questionnaire (RBCQ). The instrument was validated and reliability coefficient of 0.76 was obtained. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed the incidence of bribery and corruption to include but not limited to abuse of public power for private gain, embezzlement of public funds, extortion. It also revealed the causes of bribery and corruption to include poor remuneration of workers, lack of accountability and transparency among government officials, among others. The study further suggested some strategies to be adopted by counsellors to include launching anti-corruption crusade, organising seminars and workshop on the dangers of bribery and corruption and as well as creating enlightenment programmes for value re-orientation. The study finally made some recommendations which include establishing counselling centres in all government establishment, organising seminars by counsellors for value re-orientation and discouraging disparities among workers’ pay package.