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    Indian police arrest 1,000 suspected of having participated in massive cheating on end-of-term exams, a scandal that shocked the country and the Web.

    India

    Barthélémy Gaillard - AFD

    Scandal and large scale cheating. Images of dozens of parents climbing the walls of an examination building to help their children was a scandal and spread like gun powder on the Web. Dozens of persons, mobile telephones and cheat sheets in hand, were to be seen hanging onto window sills of a building where end-of-term exams were being held.

  • Newspaper

    Cheaters never prosper? HEC presents plagiarist with ‘best research work’ award.

    Pakistan

    Riazul Haq - The Express Tribune

    Plagiarism at the higher education level has been an open secret, with many suspected plagiarists holding senior faculty positions in different universities across the country. But in a comical turn, the Higher Education Commission recently gave its best research paper award to a scholar who had been blacklisted by the regulatory body in 2008 for publishing a plagiarized paper.

  • Newspaper

    Botswana: Education Ministry Not Aware of Funds Embezzlement

    Botswana

    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

    Four teachers arrested in Tamil Nadu for leaking Class 12 question papers through WhatsApp

    India

    Senthil Senthil Kumaran - Times of India

    Four teachers of a higher secondary school at Hosur in Tamil Nadu were arrested on Friday for allegedly leaking the question paper for the Class 12 board exam through WhatsApp. Police identified the accused who was on exam duty at the Matriculation Higher School on Wednesday. He took the photo of the mathematics question paper with his smartphone and sent it to other teachers through WhatsApp.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: LACC official urges increase in education budget

    Liberia

    Calvin Brooks - AllAfrica

    The acting Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called for increased budgetary allotment to the education sector to adequately prepare Liberian youths for future challenges. According to the Chairperson, the assessment report in the education sector indicates that lack of integrity on the part of students and teachers was "extremely high" due to the low budgetary allotment to the sector.

  • Newspaper

    Universities 'impose illegal contracts on students

    UK

    Kate Palmer - The Telegraph

    Thousands of students have signed up to 'unlawful' contracts that allow universities to increase tuition fees arbitrarily or discontinue their course, an investigation has alleged. University students can have their fees increased or their degree course altered on a whim as a result of unfair contract terms. A consumer lobby group said one in five universities were using unlawful contract terms to give them unlimited power to change courses once students have enrolled.

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    YÖK launches inquiry into VIP favoritism allegations at İstanbul University

    Turkey

    - 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

    Exams: the number of plagiarists increases

    France

    Marie-Estelle Puech - Le Figaro

    Plagiarism is increasing at the secondary school level, according to the numbers revealed by the Inter-academic Commission of Ile-de-France. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of cases of plagiarism and copying reported to the disciplinary commissions in Ile-de-France doubled, increasing from 24 to 47. They represented last year 25% of the 188 cases of fraud on exams reported to disciplinary commissions.

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    Liberia: LACC launches corruption risks report in education sector

    Liberia

    - 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.

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    1.4 million students sit university entrance exam online

    Nigeria

    Tunde Fatunde - University World News

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board or JAMB, the sole agency mandated to conduct entrance examinations for universities in Nigeria, has held its first computer-based tests for more than 1.4 million candidates at some 400 information and communications technology, or ICT, centres countrywide. “This system was thought out as the only way, for now, that can address the challenges of examination malpractices.”

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