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  • Newspaper

    Council to set standards for education in EA states

    Kenya, Uganda

    Press

    Allan Kisia - The Standard

    Le Conseil interuniversitaire de l'Afrique de l'Est (IUCEA) est sur le point de développer un système destiné à normaliser les diplômes proposés par les universités locales. Selon le secrétaire de direction du Conseil, la plupart des Kényans souhaitent intégrer une université en Ouganda du fait de coûts d'inscription inférieurs à ceux de leurs universités locales. Cependant, ils ne s'assurent pas de la conformité de la qualité de l'enseignement dispensé par les universités ougandaises aux normes en vigueur.

  • Newspaper

    Contracting out of education delivery'

    Press

    - Education Forum

    A report examining governments contracting for the delivery of education services finds a wide range of models have been implemented around the world. The report, 'Contracting for the delivery of education services: A typology and international examples', published by the Education Forum, states that educational services contracting can have many benefits such as raising the efficiency of service delivery and spending.

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    School administrative staff jailed for bribery over service contracts

    Hong Kong China

    Press

    - ICAC

    A school administrative staff has been jailed for 8 months at Eastern Magistracy for accepting a $100,000 loan from a cleaning contractor for renewing service contracts of the school for longer terms without consent of the school. The defendant must pay $15,600 in restitution to the school.

  • Newspaper

    ICAC launches HK's first audio-visual package to promote moral education through liberal studies

    Hong Kong China

    Press

    - ICAC

    While the liberal studies subject will be introduced in senior secondary education in 2009, the ICAC has launched Hong Kong's first audio-visual liberal studies teaching package to promote moral education among secondary school students.

  • Newspaper

    $1-Billion pledge for Indian university is smokescreen for business scam

    India

    Press

    Shailaja Neelekantan - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    According to an opposition leader, the businessman Agarwal's pledge last week of $1-billion to set up Vedanta University, in the South Indian state of Orissa, is a gimmick to divert attention from his corrupt mining deal with the state's government. The $1-billion pledge, which if realized would be the largest gift ever made to a higher-education institution, is intended to create a multidisciplinary elite university for 100,000 students that would open in 2008.

  • Newspaper

    Kabale sacks 280 teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Darious Magara - New Visions

    KABALE district has sacked 280 primary school teachers who were either on trial or untrained and recruited 240 to replace them. The 280 teachers had been appointed last year when the department had a shortage of teachers. The education sector is now carrying out a massive exercise to get rid of teachers with fake or forged papers.

  • Newspaper

    PLE poor results blamed on teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Fred Muzaale - The Monitor

    Poor performance in the 2004 Primary leaving Examinations has been blamed on the many teachers who used fake academic documents and poor sanitation in numerous schools. Of the 5,655 pupils who sat for PLE last year, only 90 passed in grade one, while 3,892 failed.

  • Newspaper

    Mpigi names 120 fake teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Robert Mwanie - The Monitor

    120 teachers have no qualifications, i.e. no documents or inadequate ones. Many primary teachers in remote areas lack qualifications and some do not even have O' level certificates.

  • Newspaper

    Crackdown urged on web exam plagiarism

    UK

    Press

    Rebecca Smithers - The Guardian

    The government urges that exam papers should be scanned by specialist computer software as part of a crackdown on internet plagiarism by A-level and GSCE pupils in their compulsory coursework. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority warns that exam boards appear to be failing to spot cheating, even though the number of cases of fraud is increasing. Last year 3,600 teenagers were caught breaching the rules, a 9 % rise on the previous year.

  • Newspaper

    Students bribed by iPod scheme

    UK

    Press

    - BBC News

    Unemployed teenagers are being offered £ 170 iPods to take part in a course aimed at helping them to find work. The free iPod is subject to completion of the course, which offers team-building activities, CV writing, work experience and community projects. Critics say that handing out the digital music players to teenagers amounts to bribery. It's giving the wrong message about the value of education. It tells teenagers they don't have to do anything unless they are getting a sweetener.

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