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    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.

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    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.

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    Full report on ghost workers to be released by end of week

    Tanzania UR

    Hellen Nachilongo - The Citizen

    Public institutions have until next Friday to submit reports on investigations they have conducted on ghost workers, according to the Minister of State in the President's Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance). She noted that in the coming few days she would hand over the final report on ghost workers to the President, comprising reports filed by all public institutions ordered to conduct the audit. She said that as of yesterday, her office had received reports from 264 out of 409 institutions, of which 63 indicated that they did not have ghost workers.

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    Rukwa unearths ghost students

    Tanzania UR

    Peti Siyame - Daily news

    The Rukwa Region has identified 2,408 students from public primary and secondary schools as ghost students following the recent verifications. The Rukwa Region Commissioner (RC), briefed the Prime Minister from the regional development reports in Namanyere Town , Nkasi District. The premier was further told that Rukwa Region continued to put into action the directives of the President by undertaking thorough verification of phantom students in all public primary and secondary schools in the region.

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    Student loans halted as probe finds over 2,000 'ghosts'

    Tanzania UR

    Esther Nakkazi - University World News

    Tanzania has suspended student loans amounting to TZS3.2 billion (US$1.5 million) affecting over 2,000 students, some of whom are believed to be non-existent as they failed to show up during a verification exercise. Media reports said the two-month-long exercise carried out twice was to confirm that the students who were benefiting through the Tanzania’s Higher Education Students’ Loans Board, or HESLB, at various institutions of higher learning actually existed and were legitimate students.

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    Government onto 'ghost pupils'

    Tanzania UR

    Daniel Makaka - The Citizen

    A total of 4,827 'ghost' pupils have been identified in Sengerema and Buchosa districts following a special audit. According to the Sengerema District Commissioner a total of 41 head teachers have been suspended in connection to the investigation. 710 of the pupils come from Sengerema district while 4,117 pupils were identified from Buchosa. The Sengerema District Education officer said his office will conduct frequent inspections to identify ghost students.

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    New strategies sought to fight graft in higher learning loans

    Tanzania UR

    Anthony Tambwe - Tanzania daily news via Allafrica

    According to the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, curbing corruption in higher learning financing systems is a long term effort that must be given strategic importance and adequate resources. This was said during the Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Association of African Higher Education Agencies in Dar es Salaam. The meeting, which was attended by several higher learning Chief Executive Officers from several African countries, also brought together stakeholders from the education sector.

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    Tanzania’s universities have a costly ‘ghost student’ problem

    Tanzania UR

    Simon Ngalomba - The Conversation

    Tanzania’s universities is having trouble with ghosts. The government has suspended student loans worth TZS3.2 billion (US$1.5 million), affecting around 2000 students. This came after a routine verification exercise revealed that some who signed up for loans may not even exist. In a country of more than 100 000 registered tertiary students, 2000 “ghosts” may not seem like a big problem. But when the loan money is being misspent, deliberately or because of poor administration, the entire higher education system is affected, and ultimately the country.

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    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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