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  • Newspaper

    100,000 fake certificates found in Bihar

    India

    - News track India

    Over 100,000 fake certificates of various Indian universities have been found in a Bihar town. The absence of industries and other business opportunities forces young men and women in Bihar to apply for jobs in government-run schools and also resort to fake certificates. Only two days ago, the government had rejected more than four million applications to check a fake degree racket and other irregularities during a teacher recruitment drive for government-run schools.

  • Newspaper

    Effort to join 21st century higher education

    India

    Philip G. Altbach and N. / Jayaram - University World News

    Government will create 12 new central universities, adding to the 18 that currently exist. However, if India invests large amounts of money and human capital into academic improvement and expansion, without undertaking strategies to ensure that corruption and the entrenched control of bureaucracy will not waste the investment, a failure will be assured.

  • Newspaper

    Teachers in Madhya Pradesh sell textbooks as scrap, suspended

    India

    - Aussie Indo Lanka

    Two primary and secondary teacher have been suspended for selling textbooks that belonged to the school, the textbooks meant for free distribution by the District Institute of Educational Training (DIET), among students were seized from a scrap dealer's shop.

  • Newspaper

    School Meals a Front for Scam

    India

    - Prensa Libre

    Operaciones y Descuentos Diversos, S.A. (Oddisa), a company chosen to prepare and distribute school lunches is under investigation for misappropriation of funds and money laundering. The many transactions, including accounts in Barbados, Luxembourg, and Paris, plus reports from schools in the provinces that stores of school-lunch products were burgled and other warehouses burned down, made it impossible to recover records.

  • Newspaper

    Class 8-9 students caught answering under-graduate exam

    India

    - Gaea Times

    Education found that students of Class 8 and 9 were answering question papers at an under-graduate exam in Azamgarh district with the help of invigilators. The investigators have also known that the students have taken money from the original aspirants who had paid them to get the paper solved.

  • Newspaper

    Government plans to put degrees online, ease verification

    India

    Ravi , Pallavi and Sapna Krishnan, Singh, and Agarwal - The Wall Street Journal

    The government has appointed a task force to create a national database of academic qualifications to ensure confidentiality, authenticity, online verification and easy retrieval of degrees.

  • Newspaper

    Anti-corruption rules for private institutions

    India

    Alya Mishra - University World News

    In a bid to encourage transparency and stamp out corruption and fraud in universities, India's education ministry is preparing guidelines that will for the first time force private higher education institutions to make their accounts public.

  • Newspaper

    Why a Code for Teachers Now?

    India

    - Economic and Political Weekly

    The National Council for Teacher Education has drafted a professional code for school teachers that aims to restore "dignity and integrity" to the vocation of teaching. Everyone would agree that the vocation needs more respect than it receives now, but enforcing ethics must come after and not before dealing with the many and deep-rooted ills that plague school education in the country.

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