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  • Newspaper

    Governor orders enquiry into school finances

    Mozambique

    Press

    - Agencia de informacao de Mocambique

    The governor of the northern province of Nampula has ordered an enquiry of financial mismanagement at the city's main secondary school. The governor ordered that the provincial finance department and the education inspectorate produce a report within a week on the use of about 100 million meticais (about 5,000 US dollars) that is allocated monthly for the maintenance of the school. The school is suffering from broken windows and a shortage of furniture in some classrooms, just four years after it had undergone thorough rehabilitation.

  • Newspaper

    Paper accuses vice-chancellor of nepotism, two years late

    Mozambique

    Press

    Paul Fauvet - Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

    The legal advisor to the Eduardo Mondlane University has denied that there was anything improper in giving scholarships to people who do not work at the university. In 2003 alone, over 147,000 US dollars, money that should have been used to send teachers to take further degrees abroad, in order to build up the institutional capacity of the university, were allegedly spent instead on the Vice-Chancellor's daughter, two children of the head of the universities public relations and 16 others.

  • Newspaper

    Government on rack over education

    Namibia

    Press

    Lindsay Dentlinger - The Namibian

    The education ministry has failed to take action against teachers and other education officers identified as guilty of misconduct by various investigations and commissions over the years. Affairs between schoolgirls and teachers, and schools misusing equipment given to them to improve the quality of education are among the countless problems that had emerged from investigations.

  • Newspaper

    Learners stuck after exam fees abused

    Namibia

    Press

    - New Era

    Fifteen of the 80 students enrolled with the Namibia College of Open Learning will not write their end of year exams after a teacher allegedly misappropriated their examination fees. It is suspected he used the money to settle personal accounts. The students will not be able to sit their exams this year as the fraud was discovered too late.

  • Newspaper

    School head capitulates to audit directive

    Namibia

    Press

    Emma Kakololo - New Era

    A secondary school head teacher has finally allowed internal auditors from the regional education office to audit schoolbooks where money is reported to have gone missing. Apart from being barred from the school, the auditors were also threatened with legal action by the head teacher.

  • Newspaper

    Ministry to probe rotting school food

    Namibia

    Press

    Lindsay Dentlinger - The Namibian

    The Ministry of Education is to launch an investigation into rotting maize meal for its school feeding programme found at a school. 500 bags of maize meal had been stored at a secondary school and not delivered to the intended beneficiaries. The company Meal Management Services holds the contract for the supply and delivery of food to primary schools in six regions.

  • Newspaper

    Namcol undergoes quality audit

    Namibia

    Press

    Engel Nawatiseb Tsumeb - New Era

    The Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning recently conducted its first external quality assurance audit on the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) to determine whether the latter's system and procedures are in line with international best practices. The goal is to improve accountability and the promotion of high quality programme delivery.

  • Newspaper

    U. of New Zealand comes under attack

    New Zealand

    Press

    David Cohen - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The president of New Zealand's largest postsecondary institution defended it last month against politicians who have accused it of widespread corruption. It is also suggested that the university is home to nepotism and fraudulent accounting.

  • Newspaper

    Fraud in the payment of teacher salaries denounced in Nicaragua

    Nicaragua

    Press

    - El Nuevo Heraldo

    According to investigations conducted in Nicaragua, among the 3 500 teachers from autonomous colleges who actually collect a salary on a monthly basis, in reality only 1 945 of them are actually teaching. At least 555 individual salaries are therefore paid to fictitious teachers or to individuals falsely (fraudulently) using the names of teachers.

  • Newspaper

    Education Minister questioned over allegations he bribed parliamentarians

    Nigeria

    Press

    Jean Baptiste Ketchateng - Le Quotidien Mutations

    The Nigerian education Minister is accused for having given bribes to parliamentarians so they increase the budget for his ministry. Arrested last Thursday, he was released five days later. The President has asked the Minister to resign. The government of Olusegun Obasanjo, which has promised to fight against corruption, has not yet managed to take away Nigeria's reputation as a corrupt country.

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