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  • Newspaper

    N127m fraud at Lagos Scholarship Board

    Nigeria

    Sugun Kasali - Nigeria Tribune

    A former Executive secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board has been charged with 8 counts of criminal conversion of N127 million belonging to the scholarship board. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s report revealed that the funds meant for students’ scholarship payments, staff welfare and office renovation had been used for personal purposes.

  • Newspaper

    Scrutiny of illegal foreign providers to be intensified

    Nigeria

    Tunde Fatunde - University World News

    The demand for higher education in Nigeria is significant and the 79 private and 91 federal and state universities cannot meet the need. Nevertheless, the Nigerian government will no longer allow illegal satellite campuses and affiliations with foreign unaccredited universities. This follows the release by the National Universities Commission in February of a list of about 60 illegal universities which were closed because they failed to meet the minimum education standards.

  • Newspaper

    Growth in fraudulent university test centres spreads North

    Nigeria

    - University World News

    According to a professor from Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), over 400 candidates seeking admission into higher education institutions across the country have been involved in admissions fraud. JAMB has discovered up to 96 cases of computer-based test irregularities in the North, with universities making changes to photographs and biometrics of candidates. This is contrary to a call by the Minister of Education who said institutions should not take any new photographs or biometrics of candidates after registration, in order to stop impersonations.

  • Newspaper

    World Bank suspends DR Congo school funding over fraud

    Nigeria

    - Vanguard

    The World Bank has suspended the first tranche of $100 million in a programme to fund free schools in DR Congo after a November report found fake invoices, lists of teachers filled with fake names at non-existent schools, and alleged embezzlement of 63 billion Congolese francs ($31 million). Two senior officials, including the head of teachers’ payroll, are in pre-trial detention.

  • Newspaper

    Ghost workers discovered In Borno

    Nigeria

    - Tribune

    About 22,556 ghost workers were discovered in local government pay system in Borno after two verifications exercises on local government staff and primary teachers. Reports show that N183.6m has been recovered in bogus teacher’s salary while N237m from ghost local government staff. The total number of primary school teachers in the 27 local government areas was 26,450 before the verification, however, 2, 204 did not appear before the committee.

  • Corruption in Nigeria: pattern and trends

    The survey findings clearly identify educational attainment as a key factor in both the exposure to and refusal of bribery. This is because, as income and expenditure tend to rise with education, the better educated are more likely to be involved in...

    Vienna, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2020

  • Newspaper

    Niger uncovers over 1,500 ghost teachers in its primary school

    Nigeria

    Laleye Dipo - All Africa

    1,500 ghost teachers employed by the Niger State Universal Basic Education Board have been found in primary schools A report revealed that 28,058 personnel were on the payroll of the board but that only 26,070 showed up for the screening. 1,000 of the teachers who appeared for screening were not qualified to teach any primary school in the state as they "cannot read and write.

  • Newspaper

    Benue uncovers 18 dead teachers, 433 ghost workers on the payroll

    Nigeria

    George Okoh - This Day

    After verifying 4,473 employees in the state's three senatorial regions, the Benue State Education Service Board removed 18 dead teachers among the 433 ghost workers found on the state government payroll Moreover, 70 retirees and 193 redeployed employees were uncovered among other irregularities on the payroll such as the lack of utility vehicles and overhead costs. The state Governor charged TBS to ensure the ghost names are deleted from the payment voucher.

  • Newspaper

    Education sector records 80 percent of corruption in Oyo State

    Nigeria

    Wale Akinselure - Nigerian Tribune

    The cases of corruption in the education sector in Oyo State are ranging from reports of school administrators collecting money, students sitting mock exams, officials asking for grants from principals before distributing the school materials the government purchased for students to receiving money from teachers to deploy them to preferred areas. The governor announced that dismissal and prosecution awaited anyone who sabotaged government efforts through corrupt practices.

  • Newspaper

    Digital attendance system to weed out ghost teachers

    Nigeria

    Bankole Orija - The Guardian

    In order to capture teachers’ daily attendance, the State Government introduced fingerprint devices in 219 secondary schools under the Ministry. The new system will not only help reduce teacher absenteeism in primary and secondary schools but also eliminate ghost workers. The State Commissioner for Education reported that 53.5 per cent of teachers do not show up for work at all.

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