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  • Newspaper

    Corruption in schools undermines children's education

    Congo DR

    Press

    Esther Ndalafina - Radio Okapi

    Corruption affects all aspects of educational planning and management. This includes the financing of schools, the recruitment, promotion and appointment of teachers, the construction of school buildings, the purchase and distribution of equipment and textbooks, and access to university. Corruption restricts access to education at all levels, from pre-school to university. It hinders the quality of learning, with children from disadvantaged backgrounds being the main victims.

  • Newspaper

    Decisive action is needed to restore the credibility of NSFAS

    South Africa

    Press

    Linda Meyer and Patrick Fish - Univesity World News

    The existing fragmented and unaccountable structures of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) perpetuate dysfunction, corruption, and exploitation, betraying the trust of South Africa’s most vulnerable students and undermining the integrity of its higher education system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, funds intended for vulnerable populations were misappropriated.

  • Newspaper

    Student union concerned over ‘fake’ education agents

    Tanzania UR

    Press

    Zachariah Mushawatu - University World News

    The Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions Students’ Organisation (TAHLISO) has warned that fraudulent education agents are sending Tanzanian students to unaccredited universities abroad. TAHLISO’s secretary general called for stronger oversight from education authorities. Reports highlighted the case of a student who lost TZS8 million to such scams. Experts criticize the inadequate monitoring of these agents requesting for collaboration between government, educational institutions, and international bodies to protect students.

  • Video

    AI and cheating in education: How can we safeguard the integrity of exams?

    Video

    Dr Phillip Dawson, Dr Christina Wikstrom, Shivi Chandra - EduSkills OECD

    Cheating in school is an age-old problem, but new technologies have made it easier. Mobile phones in particular allow students to peek at notes during exams, text their friends for homework answers, or even use AI apps to solve a problem. Educators and institutions are deploying various measures to combat cheating. But is it enough to safeguard the integrity of exams?

  • Newspaper

    Fake academic papers are on the rise: Why they’re a danger and how to stop them

    South Africa

    Press

    Lex Bouter - The Conversation

    In an analysis carried out jointly by the Publications Ethics Committee and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, over half of the 3,440 articles submitted over a two-year period were found to be fake. Open science practices, such as pre-registration of study plans and registered reports could promote transparency and accountability. Recognizing the importance of peer review and rewarding reviewers can also strengthen academic integrity and reduce the proliferation of suspect articles.

  • Newspaper

    Istanbul University student faces discipline for AI-assisted exam cheating, stirs controversy

    Türkiye

    Press

    Safak Costu - BNN

    A senior law student at Istanbul Bilgi University faced disciplinary action for allegedly using AI, ChatGPT to cheat on an exam. The student’s legal battle ended in suspension, causing financial and emotional distress. The case highlights the challenges of AI in maintaining academic integrity and the need for clearer policies.

  • Newspaper

    Qualification authentication system to combat fake degrees

    Libya

    Press

    Wagdy Sawahe - University World News

    To combat certificate forgery in Higher Education, Libya joined the Unified Arab System for Blockchain-based Certificate Authentication. This initiative, spearheaded by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), provides a reliable method for verifying academic qualifications. Experts advocate for similar systems across Africa to strengthen hiring practices and ensure credential credibility. They suggest leveraging blockchain technology and collaborating with international organizations for widespread implementation.

  • Newspaper

    Expert sounds warning over high ‘diploma mill’ reputation

    Philippines

    Press

    Philstar.com 24 - University World News

    During a Senate hearing on Charter change in the Philippines, concerns were raised by education experts regarding the potential risks associated with opening higher education to foreign ownership. An education adviser highlighted the country's reputation for diploma mills, warning that it could attract low-quality foreign universities instead of prestigious institutions. Despite debates over Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 6 which proposes opening up higher education to foreign ownership, concerns persist regarding the regulation of substandard institutions and the potential commercialization of education.

  • Newspaper

    Scandal unfolds at University of Fort Hare: Academic integrity in question over plagiarism claims

    South Africa

    Press

    Emmanuel Abara Benson - BNN

    A Professor from the University of Fort Hare faces accusations of failing to address plagiarism in the theses of nine postgraduate students under his supervision. A confidential report revealed that he knew about the plagiarism but only advised students to 'reduce' it. This has sparked concerns about the University's commitment to academic standards and raised questions about the quality of the supervision. Despite the findings, the professor remains employed, leading to debate.

  • Newspaper

    Fake diploma scandal indicates corruption

    Türkiye

    Press

    - Cyprus Mirror

    The General Secretary of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) highlighted the significance of the ongoing investigation into a fake diploma scandal and its implications for corruption within senior bureaucratic and political circles. He pledges the CTP's commitment to monitoring the process and work towards enhancing the effectiveness of regulatory bodies like the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council YÖDAK to improve governance and accountability in higher education institutions.

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