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    States try to crack down on diploma Mills

    USA

    Will Potter - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Diploma-mill owners are an elusive bunch. They flood e-mail boxes with offers of cheap college degrees, and collect payment through Web sites, then filter that money into overseas bank accounts. When the police try to shut one of the businesses down, the owners just set up shop elsewhere, often in a poor country with weak fraud laws. Unable to snuff out these illegal businesses, many states have changed their strategy: if you can't catch the dealers, go after the consumers. A handful, like Illinois, Indiana, and New Jersey, have recently criminalized the use of fake degrees.

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    5 graduates sue Spencerian college, saying it lied about accreditation status

    USA

    Elizabeth F. Farrell - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Graduates of a radiology-technology program in Kentucky have sued the institution, claiming that it lied about the program's accreditation status. The institution's three-year radiology-technology program costs about $33,000 to complete, and is still not accredited by the proper organization, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Nine students have graduated from the program, and 75 are currently enrolled. Without accreditation, students cannot take the national licensing exam and earn the proper credentials for employment.

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    Stakeholders- Panacea for Cultism, Exam Malpractice

    Nigeria

    Juliana Taiwo - This Day

    Apparently worried about the products of the different levels of education in the country and the attendant effects of examination malpractice and cultism on Nigerian youth and national development, the Federal Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Exam Ethics Project (EEP), an educational non- governmental organisation last week held a two-day Education Stakeholders. governmental organisation last week held a two-day Education Stakeholders.

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    House of detention

    UK

    John Crace - The Guardian

    When the General Teaching Council for England was set up it faced an uphill struggle to keep teachers and unions on side. Three years on, John Crace asks: has it made a difference and is it adequately carrying out its function as an investigator of misconduct?

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    CAT and copycat. How Bihar fixes it all

    India

    - The Indian Express

    Welcome to Patna, a city that in its own strange way has married the free market to the classroom. The arrests of several peoples for leaking the question papers for the Common Admission Test for entry to the Indian Institutes of Management are only the tip of the iceberg.

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    National teachers institute identifies causes of exam malpractice

    Nigeria

    Juliana Taiwo - This Day

    The National Teachers institute (NTI) has said emphasis on exam certificates by higher institutions and employers of labour is responsible for examination malpractice in the nation's institutions of learning. It also fingered poor teaching and administration by school heads – registering unqualified students, facilitating impersonation, using classrooms rather than halls to conduct exams as contributing to the menace of examination malpractices.

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    Diploma mills – fraud in higher education

    USA

    Christopher Bahur - DegreeInfo.com

    In the US, the government is not directly implemented in the procedure of accreditation. Private agencies are taking care of this. The Education Department is recognizing some agencies. However, they do not do much to stop the activities from less honest ones. Several education institutes are not accredited due to the high procedure costs.

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    Graft sends education off course in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh

    Sharier Khan - OneWorld

    "Red-tapeism" and corruption have crippled 54 education programs in Bangladesh, forcing the government to shut down an ambitious US $150 million Total Literacy Movement (TLM) program aimed at achieving hundred percent literacy by the year 2005.

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    Distance-education rule should be eased, Education Department says

    USA

    Dan Carnevale - Chronicle of Higher Education

    A report released by the department says a project called the Distance Education Demonstration Program has shown that waiving financial-aid restrictions on distance-education providers did not lead to any problems. The rules were designed to prevent fraudulent correspondence programs from gaining access to federal student-aid money. But the report leaves out details about one instance in which an institution closed down after it took advantage of a rule waiver and was then found to be riddled with fraud.

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    Professional ethics begin on the College campus

    USA

    Candace De Russy - Chronicle of Higher Education

    The professoriate is a gatekeeper, determining a student's first exposure to ethical standards, traditions. Many observers of contemporary academic culture have documented cases if irresponsible and unethical behavior within the professoriate. Examples include lateness for class, use of vulgarity in scholarly forums, showing favouritism among students, improper use of campus funds, plagiarism, sexual liaisons with students, failure to properly perform administrative duties, and, most basic, unwillingness to uphold the value of truth in teaching and research.

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