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    In international student recruitment, questions on integrity persist

    USA

    Press

    Karin Fischer - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The agent debate is dead. Long live the integrity debate. For some time now, the discussion about whether American colleges could use commission-based agents when recruiting students abroad has been the hottest of hot-button issues in international admissions, with each camp staking out fiercely partisan positions.

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    Four universities banned from accepting new students

    Russian Federation

    Press

    - The Moscow Times

    Russia's state education watchdog has added four universities to a list of educational institutions that will be prohibited from enrolling new students from this autumn, the agency said in a statement last week. The addition of two universities in Moscow and two in Dagestan bring the list of educational institutions blacklisted in recent days to 12.

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    Anti-corruption unit to police university exam

    Cambodia

    Press

    Matt Blomberg - University News

    The Cambodian government's Anti-Corruption Unit has been called on to police next month's national school-leaving exam in a bid to stamp out systemic cheating that has for decades compromised the quality of high school students applying for university places.

  • Newspaper

    Universities have been "using the points system" to inflate demand

    Ireland

    Press

    Joe Humphreys - The Irish Times

    The chair of a universities' task force on reforming admissions procedures for third level has admitted colleges have been artificially inflating points by offering courses with a small student intake.

  • Newspaper

    Students cry foul over Grace Mugabe PhD

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Lloyd Mbiba - Nehanda Radio

    The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has piled on the pressure on the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) describing the doctorate awarded to first lady last week as a "Genetically Modified Doctorate", which has shamed local academia.

  • Newspaper

    Romanian students complain about high tuition costs and illegal fees

    Romania

    Press

    Irina Popescu - Romania Insider

    Tuition for university studies has been growing steadily in Romania in the last few years, according to the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania (ANOSR). Many of the taxes paid by students at 21 universities in the country are "unjustified, borderline illegal or simply illegal".

  • Newspaper

    Three months imprisonment for a student who was cheating through an ear phone

    France

    Press

    Jean-Pierre Tamisier - Sud-Ouest

    A university of Bordeaux student was condemned to three months imprisonment for having cheated several times, assisted by accomplices, during law exams. He appeared in the dock of the fifth chamber of the magistrate's court escorted by two policemen.

  • Newspaper

    Phantom teachers

    Mexico

    Press

    - The Economist

    Most people worry about pupils skiving off. In Mexico, it is the teachers. The government Census of Public Schools (2013) in Mexico shows that 13% of all teachers registered on the schools' payrolls do not turn up to work. The government will now comb through the data to see who among the mi..

  • Newspaper

    Hundreds of Brighton students investigated for cheating

    UK

    Press

    - The Argus

    1,382 students from two British universities have been investigated for cheating since 2010. Most of those cases are of plagiarism. Most plagiarized work came from media and film students, and the Informatics department – which includes computer sciences.

  • Newspaper

    It's your school: Keeping Mexico's education system transparent

    Mexico

    Press

    Rafael Garcia Aceves - Transparency International

    Last December, 1,055 high school communities around Mexico – comprising almost 1.3 million students – engaged in a transparency and accountability exercise. This involves each principal of public high schools completing three electronic forms covering more than 100 indicators. These range from income and expenditure, to enrolment and academic performance, to the condition of school equipment and infrastructure.

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