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  • Newspaper

    Learners stuck after exam fees abused

    Namibia

    Press

    - New Era

    Fifteen of the 80 students enrolled with the Namibia College of Open Learning will not write their end of year exams after a teacher allegedly misappropriated their examination fees. It is suspected he used the money to settle personal accounts. The students will not be able to sit their exams this year as the fraud was discovered too late.

  • Newspaper

    Teachers arrested in South Korea

    Korea R

    Press

    Liz Ford - The Guardian

    Nearly 50 English language teachers from Canada have been arrested on suspicion of working illegally or having fraudulent qualifications. Officials put the number of English teachers working legally in South Korea at 7,800. The number of those working without the necessary documentation is believed to be around 20,000. An increase in the number or private schools is blamed for the rise in illegal workers.

  • Newspaper

    Exams malpractices increase by 40 % - survey

    Nigeria

    Press

    Abimbola Akosile - This Day

    A report on examination malpractice rating of states and the six geo-political zones, conducted by Exam Ethics Project, has revealed an increase of 40 percent in the practice between 2003 and 2004, against a corresponding increase of 276 percent between 1999 and 2004.

  • Newspaper

    School head capitulates to audit directive

    Namibia

    Press

    Emma Kakololo - New Era

    A secondary school head teacher has finally allowed internal auditors from the regional education office to audit schoolbooks where money is reported to have gone missing. Apart from being barred from the school, the auditors were also threatened with legal action by the head teacher.

  • Newspaper

    Ministry to probe rotting school food

    Namibia

    Press

    Lindsay Dentlinger - The Namibian

    The Ministry of Education is to launch an investigation into rotting maize meal for its school feeding programme found at a school. 500 bags of maize meal had been stored at a secondary school and not delivered to the intended beneficiaries. The company Meal Management Services holds the contract for the supply and delivery of food to primary schools in six regions.

  • Newspaper

    Education minister discourages corrupting practices at schools

    Angola

    Press

    - Angola Press Agency

    The minister of education underlines the sector's engagement in the fight against corruption at schools, thus calling on the citizen's cooperation. The campaign "Olympiad of Knowledge" aims to pay homage to the best students. The minister underlines that bribe and corruption only postpone or compromise the quality of student's future.

  • Newspaper

    Ondo clamps down on exam cheats in public schools

    Nigeria

    Press

    Dayo Johnson - Vanguard

    Lawmakers in Ondo State have approved a jail term of between three and four years or a fine for principals who engage in examination malpractices in public schools. Any candidate who leaves an examination hall with intent to cheat or secure any unfair advantage for himself risk to pay a fine and/or three years imprisonment.

  • Newspaper

    Why accreditation is necessary

    Nigeria

    Press

    Tayo Ajakaye - This Day

    The president of the Computer Professionals Registration Council has given further insights as to why it is necessary to accredit members and operators in the sector. The president will put an end to the proliferation of all sorts of sub-standard computer schools in order to set a higher standard of erudition and professionalism. This will make it possible to begin to export manpower to other countries.

  • Newspaper

    Auditor for schools in Roslyn is charged

    USA

    Press

    Janon Fisher - The New York Times

    An auditor has been charged for having changed business records in an effort to help conceal the theft of more than $11 million. The district superintendent is accused of stealing more than $2 million; the assistant superintendent for $4 million and a former school accounting clerk for $780,000. Money shall have been used on artwork, jewellery, foreign trips and home mortgages. The scandal that has resulted in a state-wide changes in the way school finances are audited.

  • Newspaper

    Nigeria's audit system encourages corruption

    Nigeria

    Press

    Anas Galadima - Daily Trust

    The World Bank Country Director in Nigeria has said that Nigeria's audit system has so many weaknesses that it can encourage corruption and financial mismanagement. He pointed out that there is a need to re-draft the country's audit laws, which were made in 1966.

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