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    Government suspends fraudulent Kwekwe High School teacher

    Zimbabwe

    Michael Magoronga - Chronicle

    Two Kwekwe High School teachers have been suspended after they allegedly asked parents for money to secure Form One places for their children. The matter only became public on the school's opening day, when the school authorities discovered that there was an extra class of 30 students, prompting the headmaster to launch an investigation.

  • Newspaper

    Challenges of confronting sextortion in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    Muchaneta Mundopa - Voices for Transparency

    Transparency International Zimbabwe reports that many students are put under pressure to have sex for good grades, but when they bravely report this, justice is often hard to achieve. Sextortion in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe is not yet legally recognized as a form of corruption most universities in Zimbabwe do not have a clear policy for identifying and addressing such cases. There is no legal framework that recognizes sextortion as a form of corruption, and the police also have a limited understanding of it.

  • Newspaper

    Calls for practical steps to end campus sexual harassment

    Zimbabwe

    Tonderayi Mukeredzi - University World News

    A 2017 Female Students Network Trust in Zimbabwe study indicated that male employees on campuses had sexually harassed 74% of female students in higher education across the country. According to a United Nations health education adviser, many institutions of higher learning do not have policies or programmes in place to deal with sexual harassment and, even when policies do exist, students may still be too afraid to report instances of harassment by lecturers.

  • Newspaper

    University students fed up over non-payment of allowances

    Zimbabwe

    Tonderayi Mukeredzi - University World News

    The university students in Zimbabwe are tired by “fraudulent stances’’ taken by the government and the empty promises of receiving their US$100 allowances for living. According to the secretary general of the Zimbabwe National Students Union, the former minister of higher and tertiary education, and his deputy are subjects of a forensic investigation into the possible looting of funds meant for tertiary education students.

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    Govt launches crackdown on academic fraud

    Zimbabwe

    Nokuthaba Nkomo - Nehanda Radio

    Counterfeiting or purchasing of downright forged certificates, diplomas and degrees are some of the crudest forms of academic fraud in Zimbabwe. Experts say the employment of individuals with bogus credentials can be a public relations fiasco for both private companies and government. According to the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) spokesperson, the examinations body has been working with employers nationwide to verify academic credentials, uncovering a shocking number of workers with forged school and college certificates.

  • Newspaper

    Vice-chancellor charged over ex-first lady’s PhD

    Zimbabwe

    Kudzai Mashininga - University World News

    University of Zimbabwe Vice-chancellor has been arrested for allegedly awarding former first lady a doctor of philosophy degree ‘corruptly’ in 2014. Another University of Zimbabwe Professor who supervised the former first lady’s work, is also under probe. Since 2014, there have been claims that the doctorate was fake, but no action was taken while her husband was in power, up until November last year when he was forced to resign as Zimbabwean president.

  • Newspaper

    Critics take aim at new scholarships ministry

    Zimbabwe

    Kudzai Mashininga - University World News

    Academics, student unions and opposition parties have condemned the creation by Zimbabwean President of a new ministry – of National Scholarships – against the backdrop of the country’s ongoing economic woes. The appointment of a fully-fledged ministry will pave the way for budgetary allocations in the 2018 budget expected to be tabled in parliament before the end of the year. Critics have said that said the ministry of scholarships was not necessary and that the creation of a new ministry was an attempt by the president and his party ZANU-PF to create “new jobs for the boys”.

  • Newspaper

    Higher Education minister fails in bid to avoid trial on fraud charge

    Zimbabwe

    Kudzai Mashininga - University World News

    Zimbabwe’s Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister has lost his Constitutional Court bid to overturn his arrest on charges of allegedly misappropriating around US$450,000 from a manpower development fund that finances students, among other activities. The minister is facing the allegations alongside the Deputy Minister and the Finance Director of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF). ZIMDEF was established through an act of parliament to fund human capital development.

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    Zimbabwe students jailed in Turkey for drug trafficking

    Zimbabwe, Cyprus

    - Zimeye

    The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs last week interviewed three agencies that recruit and offer scholarships to local students to study abroad. The meeting came in the wake of revelations that a number of Zimbabwean locals have been falling prey to dubious agencies based in Harare who offer fake university scholarships to study in Cyprus with most students ending up stranded in the island country. Many of these students end up being forced into crime and prostitution in order to survive and pay for their tuition. The Zimbabwean Government is currently seeking the release and extradition of three Zimbabwean students who are held in prison in Cyprus for drug trafficking.

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