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  • Newspaper

    Rising reliance on predatory publishing as research expands

    Egypt

    Ameen Amjad Khan - University World News

    A recent 2021 study shows that academics from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries accounted for 17 of the top 20 countries where academics publish in predatory journals. The OIC’s share of global publications has increased to over 8% in 2018. Standards have been compromised in relation to the impact of the number of published papers and citations on staffing, promotions, careers, and benefits.

  • Newspaper

    Egypt’s Ministry of Education identifies student responsible for copying physics exam

    Egypt

    - Egypt Independent

    The Ministry of Education’s online fraud team identified the student responsible for copying questions from the Thanaweya Amma physics exams and uploading them on social media. On 28 June, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament approved a draft law on combating exam violation that increases penalties for printing, publishing, broadcasting, and promoting exam questions and their answers by any means of communication with the intention of cheating or disturbing the general examination system.

  • Newspaper

    E-exam adoption rising amid tampering, cheating

    Egypt

    Wagdy Sawahel - University World News

    In order to cope with the assessment demands of rapidly growing student numbers, and rising incidents of grade tampering and cheating, many African universities are exploring the option of e-exams. While the traditional systems can go as far as bribe-taking by lecturers, invigilators and supervisors as well as examination leakages, e -exams might not be suitable for testing skills like synthesizing information, understanding evidence, critical problem-solving.

  • Newspaper

    MP calls for installing cameras at examination halls in universities

    Egypt

    - Egypt Today

    Member of the committee on education and scientific research of the House of Representatives called for installing cameras in all examination halls at Egyptian universities to prevent cheating and lack of discipline. He will send the proposal to the Ministry of Higher Education as cameras will prevent and detect the growing incidents of mass copying by students and reveal any problem that would happen between students and monitors in the exam. This move is part of Egypt’s efforts to enhance the quality of the country’s university education and to deter churning out low quality graduates especially since the country’s examination system has been plagued by cheating over the recent years especially in high schools.

  • Newspaper

    Universities revamp exam system to curb cheating

    Egypt

    Ashraf Khaled - University World News

    Several Egyptian universities have changed their examination systems in an attempt to curb mass cheating. Academic institutions in the country have in recent years complained about widespread cheating, blaming it on a test system based on rote learning and the large numbers of students admitted into universities each year. In a bid to improve the situation, higher education authorities have recently announced the replacement of the traditional exam system with another based on multiple-choice questions.

  • Newspaper

    Medical professors in alleged organ trafficking racket

    Egypt

    Ashraf Khaled - University World News

    Egyptian authorities recently busted what they said was the biggest illegal organ trafficking ring in the country’s history. The suspects include medical professors at the universities of Cairo and Ain Shams, Egypt’s two main public academic institutions, the Health Ministry said. Investigations by Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority and the Health Ministry focused on private hospitals and health centres. Authorities found “millions of dollars and gold bullion”, at the 10 centres.

  • Free to Think 2016

    This report from Scholars at Risk, an international network of higher education institutions and individuals. It documents and analyses attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries occurring between May 2015 and September 2016. The report...

    Scholars at Risk, SAR (USA)

    2016

  • Newspaper

    Leaked questions and answers disrupt national exams

    Egypt, Algeria

    Jacob Wirtschafter - Al Fanar Media

    The online disclosure of college admittance high-school exams has led to nationwide disruptions in Egypt and Algeria. Despite vows by authorities to make sure tests are secure, exam questions have been leaked prior to exam administration in both countries for several years. An October decree by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for prison sentences for unauthorized disclosure of testing materials. But that decrees has failed to deter a cluster of Facebook groups that have leaked exam questions.

  • Newspaper

    Reduce the education deficit in the Middle east

    Egypt

    Anne-Marie Slaughter and Lauren Bohn - l'Orient Le Jour

    The state of Egypt’s public schools is an essential indicator of the ways in which the Egyptian revolution has not reached its citizens. In fact, private tutoring has now become Egypt’s de facto education system. A number of teachers have admitted, unofficially, that they teach the strict minimum in class so as to be able to recuperate these same students in private tutoring sessions. According to some estimates, Egyptian families spend over 1 billion dollars in private classes to compensate for the poor level of education: a cost which comes to almost a quarter of the family income.

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