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    New exam system to enhance fairness in college admissions

    Korea R

    - University World News

    In an effort to enhance fairness and transparency in college admissions, the government announced an increase of the traditional admissions track based on the nationwide college entrance exam, while reducing the rate of the non-standardized admissions track – based on other factors such as school grades and extracurricular activities.

  • Newspaper

    Operators of cheating services face jail under new law

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    The Minister of Education announced that cheats selling their services to Australian university students would face two years imprisonment or fines of up to AU$100,000. Students who cheat will also be subject to their institutions’ own academic integrity policies and sanctions. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency will be empowered to request legal measures to force internet service providers and search engines to block cheating websites.

  • Newspaper

    District Education Officers asked to take action against ghost teachers

    Pakistan

    - The Tribune Express

    The Secretary Secondary Education urged that all the District Education Officers identify all the ghost teachers in their district. He directed them to submit details of all the closed and inactive schools. They should also report completion of the Public Sector Development Programme schemes to the respective construction firms only after complete satisfaction and visits to the schools. Those neglecting their duties will be held responsible.

  • Newspaper

    Four universities to use block chain to authenticate certificates

    Indonesia, Malaysia

    - University World News

    Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of agreement with four universities in Indonesia to implement Dagang Net eScroll, a blockchain-powered web application for employers, graduates, universities and training providers to authenticate academic and training certificates. This application provides a unique signature and time-stamped certificate that can eliminate forgery, unlike traditional paper-based documents.

  • Newspaper

    Plagiarism: A symptom of a much larger problem in our culture

    Bangladesh

    Namia Akhtar - The Daily Star

    Academic fraud takes place in epic proportions in Bangladesh, from copying music to copying homework and buying readymade thesis. Contract cheating and plagiarism are not only widespread among students, but it is also practiced by some faculty members of Dhaka University. Also, there are many incidents of the student wing of political parties forcing professors to pass them in an exam after submitting a wrong answer script or without even appearing for it.

  • Newspaper

    Education fraud

    Pakistan

    - Daily Times

    To fill the gap between demand and constant increasing supply, many players in the higher education sector live by the saying that ‘fake it if you cannot make it’. South of Punjab has been hit by fake education. In Alipur, a branch of a known college chain claimed to be affiliated with GC University, Faisalabad. Many students paid fees to get registered, however, the university website doesn’t recognize it as an affiliated college. The robbed students moved administration and made complaints. But the institutions are supported by the feudal lords in the area.

  • Newspaper

    50 professors decry Murdoch action against whistle-blower

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    Perth’s Murdoch University and other universities have become heavily reliant on foreign student fees to bolster their incomes. 50 professors from the Australian Research Council’s Laureate Fellowship condemned the decision to take legal action against an associate professor from the university. Deeply concerned about the integrity of academic teaching, the professor complained on television that the university was not only enrolling international students whose English was inadequate but also allow them to graduate.

  • How to integrate ethical dimensions in teaching standards

    News

    On 9 and 10 October 2019, IIEP participated in the Regional Consultation on teaching standards organized by the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030. The purpose of this consultation was for key education stakeholders to review and comment on an “international guidance framework for elaborating national or regional teaching standards to support countries in stepping up their progress on increasing the supply of qualified teachers”.

  • Newspaper

    Senior education officials jailed for power abuse in high school exam fraud

    Viet Nam

    Pham Du - VNExpress International

    Many senior educations officials have been arrested or disciplined for abuse of power for personal gain. Investigations revealed that the results of more than 200 students from the three provinces who took their exams had been modified. Dozens of students from the best universities were expelled or voluntarily dropped out of school after their results were corrected.

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