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  • Information and transparency: school report cards in sub-Saharan Africa

    The use of ‘school report cards’, in which data on schools are shared with school actors, has been expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. However, data on, and evaluations of, their efficiency in improving transparency and accountability and tackling...

    Poisson, Muriel (ed.), Thu Phuong Nguyen, Lena , Dupain, Jonathan

    Paris, UNESCO. IIEP, 2018

  • Newspaper

    Academic credential fraud – In search of lasting solutions

    Ethiopia

    Wondwosen Tamrat - University World news

    The expansion of higher education in Ethiopia has, where employment opportunities are available, brought demands for better qualifications – in addition to the variety of opportunities it has created. The sense of consternation created due to the growing demand for additional qualifications has led to a situation in which those who cannot manage the catch-up are tempted to seek short-cut mechanisms for obtaining degrees to ensure the continuity of their earnings and job status. Nowhere is this pressure being felt more in Ethiopia than in the civil service which accommodates more than five million employees.

  • Newspaper

    The scourge of unscrupulous private HE institutions

    Ethiopia

    Wondwosen Tamrat - University World News

    The last three decades have witnessed the global proliferation of private higher education institutions at tremendous speed. Ethiopian private higher education institutions, or PHEIs, need to be accredited before commencing operation. The limitation on government authorities’ ability to enforce rules continues to encourage illegal institutions and students to take their chances. Taking the size of their student populations as their line of defence, rogue providers capitalise on the “excessive damage” any government action might cause when their illegal acts are exposed.

  • Newspaper

    Access to social networks blocked to avert exam fraud

    Ethiopia

    - University World News

    Ethiopia’s government has blocked access to social networks throughout the country, an unprecedented measure it has justified by the need to prevent fraud during the period of university exams. But internet users have suggested the government is experimenting with new software filters to cut off political protesters. From 9 to 13 July it was impossible to log on to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in Ethiopia, to prevent leaks of subjects that had forced cancellation of exams in June.

  • Newspaper

    Opinion- Questions on the morality and (im?)morality of leaking a national exam

    Ethiopia

    Alemayehu Tesfa - Addis Standard

    First, there was the #OromoProtest which led to the cancelation by the government in Ethiopia of the Ethiopia Higher Education Entrance Exam (EHEEE), which was scheduled to take place as of May 30. The leaking by unknown individuals and the dumping on the social media by Oromo activists of this national school leaving exam has now sparked a debate amongst Ethiopia’s net-citizens, and the media. Surprisingly (or not for that matter) the debate is on whether or not leaking the exams and dumping them online trespasses the moral obligation of safeguarding the academic lives of more than 250, 000 students who were readying to sit for the exams.

  • Newspaper

    Ethiopia: Universities urged to produce ethical graduates and avoid corruption

    Ethiopia

    - Addis Standard

    The second university ethics and good governance movement summit has kicked off yesterday in Jimma University. Federal ethics and anti-corruption commission Head said universities should pay equal attention to producing ethical graduates as much as training competent ones. The Head added major construction projects at universities, bids on purchases, student canteen services, etc. should be based on accountability and transparency.

  • Specific toolkit for assessing constraints on frontline service delivery

    This toolkit helps locate where the constraints are identifying the degree to which they arise from problems within the service-providing agencies, or from difficulties at other provincial or national levels. It diagnoses the nature of the...

    Girishankar, Navin, Manning, Nick

    Washington, D.C., World Bank, 2005

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