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  • Newspaper

    Anti-corruption curriculum is not the solution

    Indonesia

    Press

    Anita Lie - Jakarta Post

    Following a discussion with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the National Education Ministry announced a plan to include an anti-corruption module in the 2011 curriculum.

  • 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

    Peshawar University VC found involved in plagiarism

    Pakistan

    Press

    Noor Aftab - The News

    University of Peshawar's Vice Chancellor has been found involved in plagiarism by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) that was constituted to probe into the matter.

  • Newspaper

    How education can help create a corruption-free society

    Pakistan

    Press

    - Pakistan Today

    Nowadays corruption is not only the focus of the print and electronic media. Most parents and teachers would agree that the public education can play a role in correcting this situation. Students must be made aware of the application of the values and rules.

  • Newspaper

    Universities come under fire for doctoring accounting books to hike tuitions

    Korea R

    Press

    Kim Eun-jung - Yonhap News Agency

    Private and public universities in South Korea have engaged in creative accounting practices resulting in excessive hikes in tuition fees, the state audit agency said. Wrapping up an investigation into 35 randomly chosen universities, including nine public institutions, the Board of Audit and Inspection said the institutions had habitually manipulated their accounting books over the past five years to justify steep rises in tuition expenses.

  • Newspaper

    Korea to tighten measures to verify foreign degrees

    Korea R

    Press

    Bae Ji-sook - Korean Herald

    The government will adopt stricter measures to verify overseas academic diplomas and tighten its monitoring of universities hiring staff with such qualifications.

  • Newspaper

    Teaching certificate sales may be rife

    Thailand

    Press

    Lamphai Intathep - Bangkok Post

    Up to 80 state and private universities may be involved in selling teacher certificates or offering courses without accreditation, according to authorities. The Office of the Higher Education Commission (Ohec), which is investigating a university in Khon Kaen province found to have sold professional teacher certificates to graduates, said it would widen its probe to 77 other providers which had produced an unusually high number of teaching graduates.

  • Newspaper

    Investigation into national exam "scam"

    Türkiye

    Press

    Suzan Fraser - Associated Press

    Turkish prosecutors are investigating allegations of possible cheating and favouritism in the annual university entrance exam sat by 1.7 million students on 27 March. Suspicions were raised this week after a lawyer discovered a formula for correct answers for multiple-choice maths questions on one exam.

  • Newspaper

    A code of conduct for teachers from next academic year

    India

    Press

    - The Times of India

    The state government of Hyderabad has decided to introduce a code of conduct for teachers from the next academic year as per the directions of the National Council for Teacher's Education (NCTE). A draft version of the rules, to be followed by teachers in the state, has already been prepared by the NCTE.

  • Newspaper

    Uzbek students used as forced labor during cotton harvest

    Uzbekistan

    Press

    - Radio Free Europe

    Thousands of university students in Uzbekistan are being mobilized to help with the annual cotton harvest and some say they are working under abusive conditions, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports. The harvest lasts from the beginning of the academic year in September until late autumn and only students at prestigious universities in Tashkent are exempt from taking part. The use of student and child labor to pick cotton violates state and international labor laws.

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