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    Tanzania examinations board explains how schools, officials leaked standard 7 exams

    Tanzania UR

    Josephine News - All Africa

    Over 500 candidates had to re-sit for their Primary School Leaving Examinations after the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) discovered that some schools had leaked the examinations. According to the NECTA executive secretary, the leaked examinations were distributed through WhatsApp groups and primary schools. This was done in a well-orchestrated collaboration involving owners of the schools, supervisors, and authorities responsible for storing the exam papers at Nyanduga Primary School, Rorya.

  • 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

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    Flagship university faces probe over missing finances

    Tanzania UR

    Christabel Ligami - University World News

    Tanzania’s flagship University of Dar es Salaam is under investigation by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee for the mismanagement of university funds. An audit report for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years presented to the parliamentary committee earlier this month shows that approximately US$0.5 million was lost on unretired imprest from workers and US$0.2 million on salaries to ghost workers at the university. The committee chairperson suggested that poor financial management at the university was behind the losses.

  • Newspaper

    Fake certificates in Tanzanian economic equation

    Tanzania UR

    Karl Lyimo - The Citizen

    Following a directive in late-2016 of the President of the 5th-Phase Government of Tanzania, verification (by a Special Presidential Task Force) of the academic credentials of reportedly 400 035 civil servants who draw emoluments from Government coffers unearthed much rot! The probe revealed that 9,932 public service employees got where they are today on the back of educational certificates which were either forged outright, borrowed, bought or stolen.

  • New IIEP publication explores using school report cards to improve transparency


    IIEP is pleased to announce its latest publication Promoting Transparency through Information: A Global Review of School Report Cards by Xuejiao Joy Cheng and Kurt Moses from FHI 360.

  • Newspaper

    The government saves 930m/- from ghost students' pool

    Tanzania UR

    Sifa Lubasi - Tanzania Daily News via Allafrica.com

    The government has uncovered a total of 65,198 ghost students in primary and secondary schools across the country, thus saving 931.3m ‒ which would have been allocated for the phantom students for 2016/2017 fiscal year. The Minister of State, President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government said that out of 65,198 non-existing students, 52,783 have been framed in primary schools and 12,415 in secondary schools.

  • Newspaper

    Recruitment body nets fake certificates

    Tanzania UR

    Anne Robi - Tanzania Daily News Via Allafrica

    The Public Service Recruitment Secretariat has collected a total of 1,008 fake academic certificates from public service job seekers. The Deputy Secretary of the Quality and Control Department said the use of forged certificates is a national crisis since the majority of job seekers use them. "The certificates (1,008 fake academic certificates) were collected within the six years of the Secretariat," he said and commended the government's move to crack down on the rampant use of fake certificates in public service. The people behind the fake certificates were taken on hold and their certificates blacklisted in the public service.

  • Newspaper

    Universities respond to ‘ghost’ student ultimatum

    Tanzania UR

    Esther Nakkazi - University World News

    Following the suspension of student loans and the imposition of a week-long ultimatum, 15 universities in Tanzania have responded to a ministerial directive to pay back loans issued to them for thousands of so-called ‘ghost’ students. The directive was issued after a recent verification exercise revealed that about 2,192 students receiving loans at 31 universities may not even exist. The universities were given seven days to recover and return the money, estimated to be over TZS3.8 billion (US$1.7 million).

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