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  • Newspaper

    Scandals put teaching of economics in the dock

    Chile

    Press

    Maria Elena Hurtado - University world news

    The spate of financial scandals that are rocking Chile have stirred a wholesome debate in the country on the importance of ethics in the teaching of economics. The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s economics and administration faculty has been under the spotlight since three of its former students, previously hailed as 'star students', were prosecuted and jailed for a week pending trial for tax fraud and other financial crimes

  • Newspaper

    Foreign institutions warned over PhD admissions

    Ghana

    Press

    Francis Kokutse - University World News

    Foreign tertiary institutions in Ghana have been directed by the National Accreditation Board to ensure that only students with certificates awarded by institutions accredited by the board be admitted to PhD courses. It is also concerned about a spate of honorary degrees awarded to personalities by some unaccredited or unqualified institutions.

  • Newspaper

    Grappling with a plagiarism problem in universities

    Mozambique

    Press

    Munyaradzi Makoni - University World News

    Banishing academic dishonesty could help Mozambique nurture original thinkers who are economically efficient and socially suited to develop the country. But this will only be possible if administrators work with professors and students to build strong measures to combat widespread plagiarism, which is hampering the production of quality graduates.

  • Newspaper

    How students in Cameroon are fighting corruption in schools

    Cameroon

    Press

    Shilpa Bannerjee - The World Bank

    The ZENU Network set out to fight corruption in 16 high schools across 8 districts in the Western parts of Cameroon by establishing student clubs in schools. One of the tools used was to put in place “corruption observatories.” The activity focused on victims of corruption and provided a whistleblowing mechanism, while pressuring authorities to impose sanctions for corrupt behavior.

  • Newspaper

    Students protest corruption, demand education reform

    Chile

    Press

    - The New York Times

    Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. Police said about 20,000 people took part, while student organizers estimated the crowd at about 150,000.

  • Newspaper

    U.S. schools expelled 8,000 Chinese students

    USA, China

    Press

    Lian Qi - Wall Street Journal

    As tens of thousands of Chinese students prepare to study in the U.S., they might reflect on the experience of some of those who went before them. According to an estimate by a U.S. education company, some 8,000 Chinese students were expelled from American universities last year alone – and the main reasons were poor grades and cheating.

  • Newspaper

    Universities embroiled in foreign student 'feeding frenzy' driven by corrupt middlemen

    Australia

    Press

    Linton Besser, Peter Cronau and Hagar Cohen - ABC News

    Australian universities are paying more than an estimated $250 million each year to unregulated middlemen for the recruitment of international students, despite widespread acknowledgement that a number of these agents are corrupt and deal in fraudulent documents.

  • Newspaper

    Information on schools, teachers and students to be online soon

    India

    Press

    Vinamrata Borwankar - Times of India

    Information related to students, teachers and schools will be a click away, from this academic year. The information will soon be available on a website hosted by the National Informatics Centre. The student database will help teachers and parents concentrate on learning levels. The online database will also be used to arrest the drop-out rate among students.

  • Newspaper

    The star pupil who scored zero in all her exams

    Egypt

    Press

    Mai Noman - BBC News

    Thousands rallied behind a top-ranked student in a potential case of injustice and corruption. The student, who had achieved nearly perfect marks in previous years, scored zero out of 100 on all seven exams that she sat. The family believes that she is a victim of corruption and that her papers were swapped with another pupil’s.

  • Newspaper

    Student funding probe to determine depth of corruption

    South Africa

    Press

    Bekezela Phakathi - Business Day Live

    A forensic probe into corrupt practices at the government’s embattled multibillion-rand student funding vehicle is set to be launched, said Higher Education and Training Minister. The scheme gets a significant portion of the department’s budget. Students who did not meet the scheme’s funding thresholds were granted loans, putting countless deserving others at a disadvantage.

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