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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Newspaper

    Beijing to revise norms on professional ethics for teachers

    China

    Press

    - People's Daily Online

    Beijing municipality is revising the existing norms on professional ethics for the primary and middle school teachers. The revision will involve setting up of a series of systems concerning the post responsibility, and supervision and punishment of teachers in implementing the norms of the professional ethics. Unqualified teachers will be removed from the profession.

  • Newspaper

    Namcol undergoes quality audit

    Namibia

    Press

    Engel Nawatiseb Tsumeb - New Era

    The Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning recently conducted its first external quality assurance audit on the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) to determine whether the latter's system and procedures are in line with international best practices. The goal is to improve accountability and the promotion of high quality programme delivery.

  • Newspaper

    GNAPS treasurer decries high fees in private schools

    Ghana

    Press

    Rachael O. Amakye - Ghanian Chronicle

    The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) is accusing some private school operators of charging sky-high prices despite the Ministry of Education approving school fees for them, based on the grade of school. The level of school fees are stated in the constitution and should, according to GNAPS, be respected by both public and private schools.

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    Who will compensate them?

    Kenya

    Press

    - Vanguard

    231 students have obtained degree certificates from a Nairobi university with no official sanction to operate. As a result the certificates risk be useless. The Government did nothing to stop these students pursuing an expensive four-year programme.

  • Newspaper

    Minister blamed exam fraud on new information technology

    Central African Republic

    Press

    Nformi Sonde Kinsai - The Post

    The Minister of Secondary Education has declared that advancements in IT is one of the factors behind increasing fraud registered at certificate examinations. This year's innovation had to do with the use of a scanner to print pictures of candidates on their individual timetables, which unfortunately served as a passport to get into the examination room. Watchdog committees made up of even illiterates "but reputable persons" have been set up to monitor the running of the examinations across the country.

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