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  • Newspaper

    Student led anti-corruption campaign hits Yerevan campuses

    Armenia

    Press

    - HETQ

    The "Miasin" youth movement has launched an anti-corruption drive in several of Yerevan's colleges and universities that features the photographs of bribe-taking teachers being pasted. On the walls of buildings located next to Yerevan State University there are photos of at least twenty faculty and administration members with the word "bribe taker" written on them.

  • Newspaper

    100,000 fake certificates found in Bihar

    India

    Press

    - News track India

    Over 100,000 fake certificates of various Indian universities have been found in a Bihar town. The absence of industries and other business opportunities forces young men and women in Bihar to apply for jobs in government-run schools and also resort to fake certificates. Only two days ago, the government had rejected more than four million applications to check a fake degree racket and other irregularities during a teacher recruitment drive for government-run schools.

  • Newspaper

    Cheating sparks soul search over 'lazy' youth

    Japan

    Press

    Suvendrini Kakuchi - University World News

    A cheating scandal discovered among students vying for entrance to some of Japan's top universities has rocked the nation and set off a national soul search over young people and how dishonesty should be dealt with. The cheaters used a web bulletin board to ask questions while university entrance tests were underway.

  • Newspaper

    India's university system in "deep crisis"

    India

    Press

    Rama Lakshmi - The Washington Post

    After studying for two years to be a teacher, one student found out that the degree her school offers is worthless. It is a story being replayed across many Indian cities. Poorly regulated, unaccredited and often entirely fake colleges have sprung up as demand for higher education accelerates, driven by rising aspirations and a bulging youth population.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: LACC official urges increase in education budget

    Liberia

    Press

    Calvin Brooks - AllAfrica

    The acting Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called for increased budgetary allotment to the education sector to adequately prepare Liberian youths for future challenges. According to the Chairperson, the assessment report in the education sector indicates that lack of integrity on the part of students and teachers was "extremely high" due to the low budgetary allotment to the sector.

  • Newspaper

    Youth from Asia Pacific unite in the fight against corruption

    Cambodia

    Press

    Maud Salber - Transparency International

    33 youths from South-East Asia gathered in January at the first ever International Youth Camp on Youth Empowerment for Transparency and Integrity (YETI) in Cambodia, to learn and exchange on the negative impact of corruption in their countries and across the region, and brainstorm how they could combat the scourge together. The event sought to enhance the young participants’ sense of belonging to a community, inspire them to stand up to corruption and equip them with the tools to do so.

  • Newspaper

    We are the perfect gadflies: How youth can help to fight corruption in education

    Netherlands

    Press

    Frits Brouwer - Global Partnership for Education

    For Dutch Youth Representative for UNESCO, education has to come to the forefront of the development debate. He states that the implementation and effectiveness of many education programmes is hampered by corruption, and that young people can play a vital role in combatting this.

  • Newspaper

    Uganda: Kadaga wants anti-corruption campaign in schools

    Uganda

    Press

    Paul Kiwuuwa - The New Vision

    "The battle against corruption should be taken to schools in order to confront the vice at an early stage", stated a Ugandan Parliament Speaker. She also pointed out that Uganda has suffered repercussions of this vice for a long time, which is why youth should be sensitized to corruption and its effects to avoid the pitfalls of their parents.

  • Newspaper

    Moroccans unhappy with "ghost" civil servants

    Morocco

    Press

    Siham Ali - All Africa

    Young Moroccans are calling on the government to take action against ghost civil servants, particularly by replacing them with unemployed graduates. Young people criticized the situation, especially with the unemployment rate being particularly high amongst them and the government deciding to restrict access to the civil service.

  • Newspaper

    University faces increase in "bogus" student grants

    France

    Press

    Pascale Krémer - Le Monde

    According to the President of a University in Perpignan in the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales which has the third highest rate of unemployment in France: "These bogus students have always existed but in the past three years, they are on the increase, partly due to youth unemployment and a lack of financial support for the transition period between school and work ...".

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