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  • Newspaper

    Botswana: Education Ministry Not Aware of Funds Embezzlement

    Botswana

    Press

    Bopa - AllAfrica

    The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development has told Parliament that he is not aware of any fund embezzlement at the Botswana Society for the Deaf in Francistown. Answering a parliamentary question on March 25, he said his ministry had in the past three years given the Botswana Society for the Deaf subvention amounting to P3 917 411.65.

  • Newspaper

    YÖK launches inquiry into VIP favoritism allegations at İstanbul University

    Türkiye

    Press

    - Todayszaman

    The Higher Education Board (YÖK) has launched an inquiry into allegations that about 450 students, most of whom are relatives of senior Justice and Development Party (AK Party) figures, were enrolled at Istanbul University's open and distance education faculty (AUZEF) even though they did not meet the enrollment criteria. All high school graduates have to pass the YGS and the LYS in order to be admitted to universities in Turkey.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: LACC launches corruption risks report in education sector

    Liberia

    Press

    - AllAfrica

    The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) today launched the corruption risks report in the education sector in Liberia. The report highlights the serious nature of corruption in the education sector in Liberia, especially Montserrado County where the study was done. The study revealed that 36 percent of students pay bribes for grades, while 27 percent pay bribes for promotion to higher grades and 23 percent pay bribes for exams.

  • Newspaper

    States asked to probe for 'ghost' medical teachers

    India

    Press

    Suchitra Behal - University World News

    The Medical Council of India has asked state counsels to investigate the problem of “ghost” teachers in medical colleges following the discovery of more than 400 fake teachers in four colleges in three states. These “ghost teachers” are registered as faculty members drawing a hefty salary, but have never taken a single class. Most of them run private clinics, and only attend the college when there is an impending medical inspection.

  • Newspaper

    LACC Resumes anti-corruption campaign in schools

    Liberia

    Press

    - The Inquirer

    The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has resumed its anticorruption campaign at institutions of learning. The campaign is aimed at educating students on the mandate of the Commission and sensitizing them on the effects of corruption and the benefits associated with its eradication.

  • Newspaper

    How to avoid getting cheated by phony scholarships

    Press

    Benjamin Plackett - Al Fanar Media

    A few predatory universities are looking for Arab students eager to study online cheaply, an Al-Fanar Media investigation has found. The “universities” try to seduce prospective students with offers of scholarships that are, in fact, just a way to pry money out of them.

  • Newspaper

    Sierra Leone: Procurement irregularities uncovered at education ministry

    Sierra Leone

    Press

    Jariatu S. Bangura - AllAfrica

    According to the 2013 Auditor General's report, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology failed to follow procurement rules in the year under review, thus violating the National Public Procurement Authority Act 2004. The report states that procurement procedures were not followed by ministry officials in violation of annual procurement plan of the ministry which stipulates a National Competitive Bidding and International Competitive Bidding methods to procure food for government boarding schools; teaching and learning materials; and textbooks.

  • Newspaper

    Chinese anti-corruption campaign targets M.B.A. programs

    China

    Press

    Lara Farrar - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    A ban on government officials and state-owned enterprises to attend executive M.B.A. courses shows how unexpectedly policies that affect foreign universities can shift in China. This decision is part of the Chinese government’s campaign aiming to bring an end to corruption and excessively high spending by government functionaries.

  • Newspaper

    An admissions scandal shows how administrators’ ethics ‘fade’

    USA

    Press

    Peter Schmidt - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    A doctoral student in higher education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, conducted a sociological research about corruption in higher education. Based on his examination of the 2009 Illinois admissions scandal, which centered on the university’s use of a separate, hidden admissions process to ease the entry of applicants with ties to politicians, donors, and university officials, his paper concludes that administrative misconduct frequently is "an organizational problem that demands organizational solutions."

  • Newspaper

    Victorian education department official sacked as corruption inquiry begins

    Australia

    Press

    - The Guardian

    A high-ranking Victorian education department official accused of running a corrupt scheme to siphon off money from school funding has been sacked. Former education department financial management general manager is the first scalp to be claimed by the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption (IBAC) hearings.

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