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  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Corruption fight should start right from schools

    Uganda

    Press

    Patrick Kabayo - Daily Monitor

    In line with the second MDG of achieving universal primary education by ensuring that all girls and boys complete a full course of primary schooling, moral values and ethics need to be inducted in the education system aside practical skills. Though some people have argued that corruption is as old as mankind, it is mankind that can avert the situation through structuring curricular whose aim should be producing morally upright citizens who abhor corruption.

  • Newspaper

    Save us from Homisdallen and Buloba

    Uganda

    Press

    - New Vision

    Two of the most prestigious high school institutions are been blame of sending home earlier the children in order to save substantial utilities and teacher's allowances, of detaining children at school in holydays and of asking parents to pay fees twice in the same term.

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