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  • Newspaper

    Employers return mak transcripts for verification

    Uganda

    Press

    Rodney Muhumuza and Emmanuel Mulondo - The Monitor

    After several media reports that thousands of the Makerere university's alumni are potential fraudsters, several employers are contacting the transcript office for verification of academic documents. According to an officer at the Academic Registrar's office, bankers, customs officials and journalists have forged their paths to jobs they should never have had at all.

  • Newspaper

    Investigation uncovers admissions scandal at prestigious university in Uganda

    Uganda

    Press

    Wachira Kigotho - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Makarere University, in Uganda, one of the most prestigious universities in Africa may revoke 200 degrees awarded in the past years after an internal committee charged with investigating academic fraud, discovered that students have been enrolled without any evidence that they met admissions criteria.

  • Newspaper

    Do you trust your employee's credentials?

    Kenya, Tanzania UR, Uganda, UK, USA, South Africa, Nigeria

    Press

    Wachira Kigotho - The East African Standard

    People in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have been found buying fake degrees of all sorts from diploma mills and other bogus universities. Those universities have no physical existence and operate only through websites. Most diploma mills are operating from Britain or United States where academic standards are presumed to be very high. Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigations compiled a list of over 10,000 persons who obtained fake degrees from diploma mills in USA. A significant number of them are from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Currently, there are about 80 notorious diploma mills that operate from the United States and the UK.

  • Newspaper

    Two illegal universities closed

    Uganda

    Press

    Fortunate Ahimbisibwe - The New Vision

    The National Council for Higher Education has ordered the closure of Luweero University and Central Buganda University (CBU). The council also says Namasagali and Fairland Universities have up to December to improve their facilities or face closure. The council's deputy executive director said they had written to the Inspector General of Police to effect the closure. "Luweero University and CBU are illegal and any student who goes there does so at his or her own risk. The council does not recognise them as universities and we have requested the Police to close them down." Both Luweero and CBU have over 2,000 students studying Business Administration, Social Work and Social Administration as well as Computer Science.

  • Newspaper

    Council to set standards for education in EA states

    Kenya, Uganda

    Press

    Allan Kisia - The Standard

    Le Conseil interuniversitaire de l'Afrique de l'Est (IUCEA) est sur le point de développer un système destiné à normaliser les diplômes proposés par les universités locales. Selon le secrétaire de direction du Conseil, la plupart des Kényans souhaitent intégrer une université en Ouganda du fait de coûts d'inscription inférieurs à ceux de leurs universités locales. Cependant, ils ne s'assurent pas de la conformité de la qualité de l'enseignement dispensé par les universités ougandaises aux normes en vigueur.

  • Newspaper

    We need far more strict measures to stop cheats

    Uganda

    Press

    - The Monitor

    Results from last year's Uganda Certificate of Education exams show that 2,742 students have not obtained their exam due to cheating, and seven schools lost examination center status. Even in the employment sector many executives' qualifications have been found wanting least of all in professions as lofty as law. A judge had to resign for forging academic papers in the 1990s.

  • Newspaper

    Schools won't charge fees for use

    Uganda

    Press

    Joyce Namutebi - New Visions

    The Parliament has decided that schools cannot charge any money from students benefiting from the Universal Secondary Education scheme. The committee also wanted answers on examination malpractices, leakages and cancelled 'O' level results. It decided that when a candidate is deemed to have cheated in one paper, the candidate loses the whole examination.

  • Newspaper

    Kabale sacks 280 teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Darious Magara - New Visions

    KABALE district has sacked 280 primary school teachers who were either on trial or untrained and recruited 240 to replace them. The 280 teachers had been appointed last year when the department had a shortage of teachers. The education sector is now carrying out a massive exercise to get rid of teachers with fake or forged papers.

  • Newspaper

    PLE poor results blamed on teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Fred Muzaale - The Monitor

    Poor performance in the 2004 Primary leaving Examinations has been blamed on the many teachers who used fake academic documents and poor sanitation in numerous schools. Of the 5,655 pupils who sat for PLE last year, only 90 passed in grade one, while 3,892 failed.

  • Newspaper

    Mpigi names 120 fake teachers

    Uganda

    Press

    Robert Mwanie - The Monitor

    120 teachers have no qualifications, i.e. no documents or inadequate ones. Many primary teachers in remote areas lack qualifications and some do not even have O' level certificates.

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