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  • Newspaper

    Minister asks new head teachers to fight corruption

    Uganda

    Blanshe Musinguzi - Daily Monitor

    The Education Ministry recently appointed 157 new secondary school head teachers and 594 deputy head teachers. The State minister for higher education has asked the newly appointed secondary school head teachers to spearhead the war against corruption in the schools they will be leading. Speaking at the start of a two day induction of newly appointed head teachers at Kitante hill secondary school, Kampala, he challenged teachers to be honest and prudently manage resources at their disposal.

  • Newspaper

    UNEB tasks candidates to directly report exam cheats

    Uganda

    Yudaya Nangonzi - The Observer

    When the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) released the exam timetables on Monday, it also addressed a troubling question: how to stem the rampant examination malpractices. In a statement, Uneb urged all candidates to report directly to the board any invigilator, teacher or head teacher and other candidates involved in examination malpractice. The Uneb executive secretary stated that “The board reserves the right to declare publicly names of centres, candidates or anyone else who will have involved themselves in examination malpractice”.

  • Newspaper

    School heads cautioned against fraudsters

    Uganda

    Jane Justine Mirembe - The Observer

    The Education Service Commission (ESC) has warned school heads about a ring of conmen who solicit money from schools, in exchange for jobs. This follows an ESC advertisement for 221 head teachers and 593 deputy head teachers in April. According to the ESC chairperson “Some unscrupulous people have been sending messages to unsuspecting applicants requesting for money to be shortlisted but all services by the ESC are free of charge.” All successful applicants have been shortlisted on the ESC notice board and website and no unsuccessful candidates should think that they can buy their way onto the shortlist.

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

    News

    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

    No arrests in Makerere fraud case as 69 degrees recalled

    Uganda

    Christabel Ligami - University World News

    Ugandan police have made no arrests among the 88 suspects – some of them alleged to be politicians and business people – implicated in the altering or forging of marks at Makerere University, months after university officials reported the offences. Up to 69 degrees are to be cancelled at Makerere University following the findings of a university audit initiated in September. The audit report, which is not available to the public, has revealed that results were altered at senate level after lecturers and college and school registrars made their submissions.

  • Newspaper

    Up to 88 Makerere staff face degree forgery prosecution

    Uganda

    Christabel Ligami - University World News

    Up to 88 people at Makerere University, one of Africa’s most prestigious universities, have been apprehended for possible prosecution over the alteration of student marks in an investigation that is expected to see the withdrawal of some of the university’s law degrees dating back to 2011. The development comes days after Makerere University announced that it will recall law degrees awarded irregularly to students over the past decade amid claims of forged and altered results.

  • Newspaper

    Universities warned against issuing fake degrees

    Uganda

    Andrew Ssenyonga - new vision

    The executive director of National Council for Higher Education (NHCE) noted that a number people including public servants have been rushing to obtain academic certificates without even attending classes. He warned that universities found issuing such certificates risk having their charters and letters of interim authorities withdrawn. He added that the council was keen to ensure the 'fake' degrees' rush stops in efforts to streamline higher education in Uganda. He also expressed concern over cases of university students missing their marks, thus denying them the opportunity to graduate in time.

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