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    U.S.$60,493 misapplied at education ministry

    Liberia

    Necus M. Andrews - The News

    A report by the Joint Legislative Public Account Committee (PAC) has linked a former Minister of Education and his deputy to misapplication of US$60,493 during their tenure at the Ministry of Education. The money, according to the report, was intended for the Government of Liberia Free and Compulsory Primary Education program.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption, extortion, war – Welcome to Ukraine

    Ukraine

    Ararat L Osipian - University World News

    Ukraine has little to offer international students. The quality of education offered is low, there is endless red tape and corruption is rife. Over the past quarter century, the quality of education offered has dropped dramatically due not only to a lack of state funding and a consequent brain drain, but primarily to rampant endemic corruption. Failed structural reforms and institutional incapacity in higher education have left Ukrainian youth without any hope of receiving world-class education and have had a negative impact on international students as well.

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    Entrance tests were completely unfair

    Zimbabwe

    Bornwise Mtonzi - The Herald

    The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education last week slammed the parents for paying Form One entrance examination fees saying they did that at their own peril as the Government has set an enrolment date for all the schools in the country. He said the entrance exams were banned long back by his ministry and have remained illegal and should not be left to continue. Enrolment of Form One students for next year started yesterday with parents expected to use their children's Grade Seven results.

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    Education Ministry detects massive fraud in school uniform distribution programme

    Sri Lanka

    Rishan Hannan - News 1st

    Many instances were witnessed across the country, where parents arrived at schools to return free uniform material vouchers which were invalid. There were also instances where parents complained of the insufficient value attached to these vouchers, and where parents were unable to purchase quality material for a specified price. Against this backdrop, several teachers and principals’ associations staged a joint media briefing in Colombo, highlighting the fact that teachers, students and parents, have been inconvenienced by the new voucher system.

  • Zambia education PER and PETS-QSDS at a glance

    Public Expenditure Review (PER) in Zambia addresses the efficiency and equity of the macro level policy framework, budget allocations, and budget execution for primary education, secondary education, technical education, higher education and...

    World Bank

    Washington, World Bank, 2015

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    How citizen action on budgets led to 4 new classrooms and saved the taxpayer $6000

    Cameroon

    Focal Integrity Team of Cameroon - ONE

    In rural Cameroon, government budget allocations and expenditures are still hidden from public view. Focal Integrity Team of Cameroon (FITCAM) managed to convince public officials to disclose information of public interest to community organizations. They then supported citizens in holding authorities to account on local education projects in the Fako Division of Buea, in South West Cameroon. After exposing the corrupt practices of contractors, the Ministry of Public Contracts declared savings of 5,342, 765 CFA (approximately $5,980) through renegotiating contracts relating to a number of projects.

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    Editorial comment: School audits funding needs rethink

    Zimbabwe

    - The Herald

    Nationwide school audits were this year expected to cover over 80 percent of the 8 179 schools in the country, of which 5 805 are primary schools, while 2 374 are secondary schools. While the exercise has so far been producing results and unearthing massive irregularities and abuse of funds at Government school institutions, there are reports that schools are being asked to fund the exercise.

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    Universities questioned over alleged 'gaming' of research rankings

    Australia

    Matthew Knott - The Sydney Morning Herald

    Several universities are being threatened with tough penalties for allegedly providing data that would artificially boost their performance on prestigious research rankings used to allocate government funding. The Australian Research Council has written stern letters to several universities warning them they face punishments for providing misleading data for their research excellence assessments, including prosecution under Commonwealth law.

  • Newspaper

    Editorial comment: Action needed on corrupt elements

    Zimbabwe

    - The Herald

    The ongoing Government audit of schools across the country has unearthed massive abuse of levies collected from parents and guardians purportedly to fund development of learning infrastructure. From the 1 800 (18 percent) schools audited so far, there are indications of massive doctoring of accounting records by the schools.

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