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  • Newspaper

    Minister denounces university entrance fraud

    Angola

    Jane Marshall - University World News

    Angola's higher education and science minister has denounced officials’ fraudulent malpractice in student university entrance processes. The former dean of the medical faculty and associate professor at Katyavala Bwila University, Benguela, said the use of fraud, cronyism, and nepotism for a student to gain a place at university was a “widespread evil” which all of society should fight against. The minister said it was “unacceptable that those students with the best results are not selected for university entrance because of the negative influences of a number of senior university managers”.

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    How political interference keeps hurting universities

    Angola

    Ibrahim Oanda - University World News

    Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as ‘captured’ for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. The continent’s universities started changing from the middle of the 1990s. Strong governance structures were prioritised. Governments promised to help steady institutions so they could focus on their academic missions. But studies funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and conducted by CODESRIA, suggest that not much has changed. The same tensions and crises associated with the old political order – student disturbances, harassment of academic staff and widespread academic corruption – persist.

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    Private schools want Malawi government stamp out corruption in inspection department

    Angola

    Owen Khamula - Nyasa times

    Independent Schools Association of Malawi (Isama) officials have bemoaned high levels of corruption in the ministry of Education inspection department. The President of Isama said during the launch of a quiz competition organised by the association that Education ministry officials were demanding money from private school owners who did not have licence to operate their institutions in the country.

  • Newspaper

    Beware of fake universities, NCHE warns

    Angola

    Esther Mark - Edufrica

    The National Commission on Higher Education says students seeking enrollment in universities in the country should inquire whether such institutions are registered with the Ministry of Education. The commission’s Director General said these fake or substandard universities offer degrees in various professions at poor quality to students.

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    Education minister discourages corrupting practices at schools

    Angola

    - Angola Press Agency

    The minister of education underlines the sector's engagement in the fight against corruption at schools, thus calling on the citizen's cooperation. The campaign "Olympiad of Knowledge" aims to pay homage to the best students. The minister underlines that bribe and corruption only postpone or compromise the quality of student's future.

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    Ministry names recognized universities

    Angola

    - Angola Press Agency/World Education News & Reviews

    The Ministry of Education recently informed all students applying for university places in 2005-06 that there are only seven (two public, five private) government-recognized institutions in the country. It also warned prospective students from enrolling at private institutions not recognized by the government.

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