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

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    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

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    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.

  • Newspaper

    Balochistan's battle against cheating: vigilance teams deployed during Secondary School Certificate exams

    Pakistan

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    Rizwan Shah - BNN

    The Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BBISE) is conducting a campaign to eradicate cheating in SSC examinations. Vigilance teams are being deployed across the province to ensure fairness for all 143,000 students in 430 centers, as well as inspecting the facilities and implementing digital attendance systems to preserve the integrity of the exam. This initiative marks the beginning of a reform of education and signals a commitment to honesty and hard work while unequivocally rejecting cheating.

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    Flawed verification systems to blame for forged certificates

    Kenya

    Press

    Gilbert Nganga - University World News

    Kenya's public sector is facing a crisis as an audit by the Public Service Commission revealed more than 2,000 cases of fake academic and professional certificates among government employees. It was found that 787 civil servants had used false credentials, ranging from fake secondary and tertiary education certificates to altered grades. This widespread fraud, which affects several government institutions, undermines public confidence. The proposed legislation aims to tackle the problem, but urgent reforms are needed to restore integrity and accountability.

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    ‘Honorary degrees to go to the honourable, not the riff-raff’

    Nigeria

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    Afeez Bolaji - University World News

    Nigeria's higher education sector is concerned about the commercialization of honorary degrees, with titles being awarded to undeserving individuals. Despite the Keffi Declaration's guidelines, the unethical practice persists, prompting the President’s condemnation. Educators stress the importance of merit over monetary contributions and urge adherence to the Declaration's guidelines to restore integrity to the process.

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