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    Corruption said to be flourishing in education

    Ghana, Kazakhstan, Poland

    - Prague Conference News

    Ghana. Kazakhstan. Poland: In many countries, teachers must bribe their way into teacher-training college. Some then collect their salaries and do not actually teach; when they do, they demand bribes for students to pass exams. "Textbook racket" is also a common practice.

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    Diploma forgery goes electronic in China

    China

    - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Counterfeiters are reportedly finding ways to foil China's new electronic registration system for university diplomas. According to government statistics, 600,000 fake diplomas are circulating in China, although many officials suspect that the actual number is much higher.

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    Scholarship fund in South Africa is robbed

    South Africa

    - Chronicle of Higher Education

    The auditor-general is investigating the financial office of the provincial government of the Eastern Cape, which gets $827,000 a year from the federal government for a scholarship fund that is supposed to benefit 650 to 700 students from the impoverished province. At least some of the scholarships have gone unpaid as far back as 1997.

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    Corrupt admissions alleged in China

    China

    Jiang Xueqin - Chronicle of Higher Education

    A confidential list of students admitted to the prestigious Shanghai Communications University, along with information about their qualifications and the influential people who pushed for their admission, has been circulating on the Internet in China. The leaked list has renewed public debate over allegations of corruption in university admissions.

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    Paige to tackle fraud at education dept

    USA

    Stephen Burd Burd - Chronicle of Higher Education

    At a Congressional hearing in April, the department's inspector general revealed that the agency has lost track of at least $450-million in the past three years. Much of the money was lost in duplicate payments to grant recipients, states, and contractors. But some of it, she said, was stolen or improperly spent by department employees and contractors.

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    Russian Federation to try standardized exam

    Russian Federation

    Bryon Mac Williams - Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Russian Federation will begin testing a system of state examinations this year, similar in format to the SAT in the United States and aimed at reducing corruption and creating equitable access to higher education. A single test is planned to be instituted nationwide in 2004.

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    World's biggest diploma mill brazenly stems it up

    Romania

    Justin Wells - Degreeinfo.com

    For years, a Romanian degree mill sold fake diplomas all over the world. Every moth $ 2 million had been transferred into a bank account in Cyprus. On the March 5, however, a joint action of US authorities (FTC) and British authorities shut down all the dozen-or-so websites. However it will probably not put them out of business since their main tools are Email spams and clever telemarketing.

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    Parents and financial advisers charged with federal student-aid fraud

    USA

    Ben Gose and Jeffrey R. Young - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Eighteen parents and seven financial-aid advisers in the Chicago area have been charged with federal student-aid fraud for allegedly obtaining more than $2.6-million in funds by purposefully underreporting their income on financial-aid applications. Two of the aid advisers worked at colleges.

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    University rectors bribe students

    Ukraine

    - News Agency Prima

    At the request of the Committee on Science and Education, several higher education institutions have been charged for forcing students to attend political meetings. School officials are thus accused of promising to pass students in return for their participation.

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