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  • Successful completion of IIEP’s online course on corruption in education

    News

    IIEP successfully concluded its online course on ‘Transparency, accountability and accountability measures’ held from 21 September to 6 November 2020. The objective of the course was to strengthen the skills of participants in assessing corruption risks in the education sector and designing adequate tools and strategies to address such risks.

  • New IIEP online course on corruption in education

    News

    September 2020 marked the launch of the IIEP-UNESCO online course on ‘Transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption measures in education’. Building on IIEP’s research and training activities in the area of corruption in education, this new course aims to bring together different education stakeholders to learn and exchange on practices of corruption, and strategies to address them in different education domains. This online course is organized as part of the Institute’s programme on Ethics and Corruption in Education.

  • Newspaper

    Ghost teachers will no longer receive salaries

    Afghanistan

    - Pajhwok Afghan News

    Education Department officials in northern Balkh province announced that ghost teachers and other employees appointed based on fraud and forgery would no longer receive pay and other privileges. 14 925 teachers and workers have been covered since the introduction of the biometric system, and from now on salaries will be paid upon completing legal procedures.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption plagues Afghanistan's education system

    Afghanistan

    Alex Cooper - OCCRP

    As another school year begins in Afghanistan, the country continues to face insecurity, an epidemic of corruption within its education system and old customs that keep many students and qualified teachers away from classrooms. Violence and corruption are problems that can hardly be solved on grassroots level only. Increased violence forced more than 1,000 schools to shut their doors since 2016 and according to a report compiled by the country’s independent corruption monitor, corruption is “devastating” the education system and the country.

  • Ministry - wide vulnerability to corruption assessment of the Ministry of Education

    In July 2016, His Excellency Dr. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, the Minister of Education, requested MEC to conduct a ‘Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment’ of the Ministry of Education. This Ministry wide Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (MVCA) is...

    Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (Afghanistan), MEC

    Kabul, Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (Afghanistan), MEC, 2017

  • Newspaper

    Officials ‘tempered’ education data to obtain US aid

    Afghanistan

    Ameen Amjad Khan - University World News

    A senior US official has called for independent verification of Afghan government figures on the use of US education aid following claims by Afghan ministers that the previous government had provided data on US-funded school and higher education projects that were flawed, tempered and exaggerated, and had interfered with university entrance exams. These allegations suggest the existence of ghost schools and teachers that are being paid for with US aid money.

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