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  • Newspaper

    DRC: primary school teacher trainers equipped to fight corruption

    Congo DR

    Press

    La Rédaction - Zoomeco

    In collaboration with the UNODC and UNESCO, the Agence de prévention et de lutte contre la corruption (APLC) has organised integrity training for teacher trainers in nursery, primary, secondary, and vocational education. As the leading national authority in the fight against corruption, the APLC aims to take far-reaching action and provide concrete responses through the development of a prevention strategy designed to curb this scourge.

  • Newspaper

    Recruitment record misappropriation: Punjab vigilance arrests 5 education Dept employees

    India

    Press

    Mohali - Hindustan Times

    The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested five Education Department officials for committing irregularities and misappropriation in safeguarding official records relating to the recruitment of 9,998 posts in 2007. The fraud came to light following complaints that many candidates had submitted bogus documents, including fake experience certificates. The officials were arrested while the investigation is still underway.

  • Newspaper

    NextEd uses Turnitin to fight plagiarism

    Australia

    Press

    Staff Writer - ITWire

    Internet-based plagiarism detection service provider Turnitin is helping private education organisation NextEd to combat actual and potential academic misconduct including the detection of AI writing tools like ChatGPT—across a cohort of 15,000 domestic and international students. Since implementing Turnitin, NextEd has seen a noticeable increase in levels of understanding of academic integrity, improvements in researching and referencing, a rise in literacy skills, and a dramatic reduction in cases of plagiarism—from 140 to less than 20 cases per year, a drop of more than 85%.

  • Newspaper

    DepEd urged to ‘take accountability’ on laptop corruption issue

    Philippines

    Press

    Merlina Hernando-Malipot - Manila Bulletin

    The Department of Education (DepEd) was asked to take accountability and corruption cases that led to the alleged fire sale of laptops in retail and online stores. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines said that DepEd failed to pay its contractor in the handling and distribution of billions of pesos worth of laptops to public schools which caused the subcontractors to sell the items to surplus shops to recover their investments. ACT called for a comprehensive report on how DepEd used its funds as well as a concrete plan on how public funds can be recovered, and projects still be realized.

  • Newspaper

    Accountability in public universities

    Nigeria

    Press

    This Day - This Day

    Corruption and impunity in the Nigerian university system have had a negative impact on the governance of Federal tertiary institutions and the quality of education received by students. In a recent report, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project stated that various allegations of corruption in federal universities ranging from the unfair award of degrees, inflation of contracts, and cuts in staff salaries to the employment of unqualified staff and sexual harassment - are now widespread, and the condition of most of the structures housing the various faculties and departments of these institutions is poorly maintained.

  • Newspaper

    100 more cheating websites blocked

    Australia

    Press

    Minister of education - Ministers' Media Centre

    The higher education regulator TEQSA disrupted access to another 100 academic cheating websites. This brings the number of illegal cheating websites blocked under these protocols to 250 since August 2022. The agency has also developed a range of resources for students and staff. Australia’s anti-cheating laws make it illegal to provide or promote academic cheating services. Penalties include up to 2 years in prison and fines of up to $110,000.

  • Newspaper

    False affiliations boost Saudi University rankings

    Saudi Arabia

    Press

    Wagdy Sawahel -

    SIRIS Academic report shows that dozens of the world’s most highly cited researchers have changed their primary affiliations to Saudi universities instead of their employer, despite often being only guest researchers or research fellows. This misleading affiliation has boosted the standing of these higher education institutions in university global ranking tables that consider the citation impacts of an institution’s researchers.

  • Newspaper

    My students are using AI to cheat. Here’s why it’s a teachable moment

    UK

    Press

    Siva Vaidhyanathan - The Guardian

    Four students at the University of Virginia have been caught cheating using Artificial Intelligence language tools like ChatGPT to complete their essays. When enrolling, all students pledge to follow an honour code and given that this was the first wave of such cheating, the University made this moment work toward the goal of learning. The students confessed to using such systems and agreed to rewrite the assignments themselves.

  • Newspaper

    Breakthrough Victoria plants $600,000 in anti-plagiarism edtech Cadmus

    Australia

    Press

    Simon Thomsen - Startupdaily

    Cadmus, a software platform with sophisticated learner analytics that detects the authenticity of a student’s work has been awarded $600,000 by the Breakthrough Victoria, the State Government's investment fund. Reports show a 76% decrease in academic misconduct, a 91% positive student experience and an 8.5% increase in academic performance and pass rates.

  • Video

    Academic integrity: a student perspective on developing skills for success

    UK

    Video

    - Bournemouth University

    With exams just around the corner, students from Bournemouth University talk about what academic integrity means to them, how using it means they get better marks, how to avoid committing an academic offence and where to get help when they need it.

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