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    Corruption in education, a vigorous debate in Montenegro

    Montenegro

    Press

    - FreeMalasia

    A vigorous debate took place on the issue of corruption in education at the conference "What are You Going to do When You Start to Work?", organized by the NGOs Centre for Monitoring (CEMI) and Centre for Civic Education (CGO) with the support of the German Embassy in Montenegro. The conference was organized under the aegis of the project "Corruption in Education".

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    Education Ministry Will Not Penalise Fraudulent Applications

    Spain

    Press

    - El País

    Last year, the ombudsman for Andalusia received 150 complaints over the enrolment process, according to the 2008 report just published. This is why he favours harsher penalties for fraudulent applications as there are no clear-cut punitive measures that set an example. However, the province's education ministry maintains that punishment is not the best response, so no sanctions will be taken.

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    The Centre from Which the Doorman Certificates Were Falsified Reported the Fraud to the Catalan Government

    Spain

    Press

    Nando García - El Mundo

    The AITES Academy, which provides vocational training and saw hundreds of its nightclub doorman's certificates falsified, took its case to the Direcció General de Jocs i Espectacles de la Generalitat some six months ago to inform that the seal of the centre was being used to issue certificates whereas the corresponding training was not done. Police are continuing to investigate the matter and at least 400 fraudulent authorizations have been uncovered.

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    Running in place

    Ukraine

    Press

    Ksenia Pasechnik - IPS News

    Corruption is simultaneously a cause and a symptom of Ukrainian education system situation. The outdated teaching methods, underpaid and uninspired teachers the critical lack of resources and the disconnection between primary, secondary and post graduated education, show the need of the system to be reformed in order to be use full to a globalized world an a fluid society.

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    Prejudice denying thousands of children boarding school places

    UK

    Press

    - The Guardian

    The Boarding Schools Association (BSA) chairman Melvyn Roffe has declared that thousands of vulnerable children are being denied the chance to go to a boarding school because of ignorance and prejudice in local councils. He has also stated that there are hundreds of children whose life would be transformed by having a place in one of those schools, but because of bureaucratic procedures they are condemned to an ever diminishing circle of failure.

  • Newspaper

    Why is plagiarism poisoning universities?

    France

    Press

    Philippe Jacqué - Le Monde

    Students, lecturers: who are the plagiarists? Has the Internet revolutionized cheating? How can we combat this phenomenon, which over the last five years has taken on exponential dimensions.

  • Newspaper

    70% of pupils cheat during their schooling

    France

    Press

    Marie-Estelle Pech - Le Figaro

    Some 70.5% of French pupils admit to having cheated in school, according to a study on exam fraud conducted among 1,815 students in French multidisciplinary universities.

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    Probe into university payments embarrassing

    Ireland

    Press

    John Walshe - University World News

    Unauthorized payments of allowances, bonuses and enhanced pensions for some university staff over several years have been revealed in a report from Ireland's public spending watchdog, the Comptroller and Auditor General.

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    Family fiefdoms blamed for tainting Italian universities

    Italy

    Press

    Michael Day - The Independent

    A new research shows the extent of nepotism in higher education. Overall, the country's higher institutions are 10 times more likely than other places of work to employ two or more members of the same family. This grip of family fiefdoms is blamed for a nationwide brain drain.

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    Wiki-plagiarism endemic in Poland's universities

    Poland

    Press

    - Polskie Radio

    Polish university students are using Wikipedia and "crib sheet" websites as the main source for their master's thesis, a new survey reveals.

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