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    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Newspaper

    Nigeria's audit system encourages corruption

    Nigeria

    Press

    Anas Galadima - Daily Trust

    The World Bank Country Director in Nigeria has said that Nigeria's audit system has so many weaknesses that it can encourage corruption and financial mismanagement. He pointed out that there is a need to re-draft the country's audit laws, which were made in 1966.

  • Newspaper

    Top Nigerian politicians on trial

    Nigeria

    Press

    - BBC News

    Nigeria's former education minister and six others have gone on trial charged with corruption. The former minister is accused of paying a $400,000 bribe to parliament to ensure the passing of an inflated budget for his department.

  • Newspaper

    Matric fraud delays bursaries

    South Africa

    Press

    Bismark and Justin Lubisi and Arenstein - BuaNews

    An exam scandal has forced the provincial agriculture department to withhold bursaries. The irregularities have affected 38 schools and at least 2,000 exam papers.

  • Newspaper

    Donors bank on eradicating corruption

    Tanzania UR

    Press

    Daniel Dickinson - BBC News, Dar es Salaam

    A new approach in development aid could be fuelling corruption. Western countries are testing the "budget support model", whereby funds are given directly to the government in order to reduce poverty. A report claims that up to June 2002, government expenditure was not supported by the correct documentation.

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