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  • Newspaper

    Are universities closing ranks on sexual harassment?

    Singapore

    Kalinga Seneviratne - University World News

    172 cases of sexual harassment committed by students and staff have been reported in the past five years. A science professor left the university in September after sexual harassment allegations made by a female employee and NUS and the police launched investigations. However, in many cases, complaints might result in termination without disclosure, allowing the faculty member to secure a job elsewhere and continue his career.

  • Newspaper

    National University of Singapore students punished for cheating on take-home exam

    Singapore

    Wong Yang - The Straits Times

    A significant number of NUS students taking an online exam had allegedly shared their answers and plagiarized one another's work. To preserve the integrity of online assessments, the University has put in place measures such as online procuring, where students are monitored via a webcam. As a result of their academic misconduct they have received zero marks for the exam, they have been barred from exercising the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option for the module.

  • Newspaper

    National University of Singapore students doing exams remotely due to COVID-19 caught cheating

    Singapore

    Beatrice des Rosario - The Independent

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National University of Singapore allowed students a take-home exam instead. Despite the warnings against dishonesty and plagiarism, several students violated the rules of academic integrity: they copied the answers and plagiarized. The instructors are in the process of conducting exams checks and all the students who cheated will be subject to disciplinary action.

  • Newspaper

    Two former managers of private school convicted for offences under private education

    Singapore

    - CNA

    The private education institution Kings International Business School registration was cancelled for issuing diplomas without ensuring that students had received proper instruction and assessment. Two former managers were sentenced to jail after failing to comply with the Council for Private Education's directive to refund or place out students, and the provision of 10 false examination scripts and six false attendance lists to the CPE.

  • Newspaper

    Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot

    Singapore

    - BBC News

    A Singaporean tutor has admitted to helping six Chinese students cheat in their 2016 exams in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. The tutor took the exams as a private candidate and FaceTimed questions to accomplices who then rang students and read answers to them, prosecutors say. The students snuck in mobile phones and Bluetooth devices and wore earphones during their exams. The plot was uncovered after an invigilator noticed unusual sounds coming from one of the students involved, prosecutors said.

  • Newspaper

    Greater risk of academic fraud as competition grows: Experts

    Singapore

    Yuen Sin - The Straits Times

    Singapore is at far greater risk of academic fraud now, given the increasingly competitive academic environment here.The danger has always been around, but the pressure to "publish or perish" has steadily been increasing in recent years, in the light of the rise of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in international league tables, such as the closely watched Times Higher Education World University Rankings, over the past few years. A university's research quality and output play a key role in the assessment so academics have a compelling incentive to make a mark.

  • Teaching comparative education: trends and issues informing practice

    With chapter contributions from seminal scholars in the field of comparative and international education (CIE), this book examines the ways in which comparative education is being taught, or advocated for, in teacher education within higher education...

    Kubow, Patricia K., Blosser, Allisson H.

    Oxford, Symposium Books, 2016

  • Newspaper

    Academic found guilty of fraud on "unprecedented" scale

    Singapore

    Adele Yung and Yojana Sharma - University World News

    A former academic at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been found guilty of fabricating more than 20 research papers published in international academic journals, the university has concluded after a major investigation lasting almost two years.

  • Curbing corruption in public procurement in Asia and the Pacific

    Corruption in public procurement has become a major issue in the Asia-Pacific region as elsewhere in the world. As a result of corruption, private mansions are being built instead of bridges; swimming pools are dug instead of irrigation systems...

    Asian Development Bank, OECD

    Manila, ADB, 2007

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