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  • Anti-corruption day: developing country capacity to fight corruption in education

    News

    IIEP has trained more than 2,200 people in the area of transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption measures in education since 2003. From 4 to 6 October 2018, the Institute joined forces with NEPC to offer a new course on this topic in Tbilisi for country teams from Azerbaijan, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Moldova, and Mongolia.

  • Newspaper

    'Bogus' teachers in court for faking qualifications

    South Africa

    - News 24

    Two teachers have been arrested after practicing at Seme Secondary school for eight and two years’ respectively. They got their jobs by using fake qualifications. It is said that the Mpumalanga Department of Education suffered a combined loss of more than R2.4m. The department apparently became suspicious about their qualifications in 2017 and asked them to resubmit their qualifications. The two will return to the Volkrust Regional Court on February 6.

  • Newspaper

    Ghost' students a new nightmare for Obec

    Thailand

    King-Oua Laohong & Dumrongkiat Mala - Bangok Post

    The director of the Office of Anti-Corruption in Public Area 3, said that ten more north-eastern schools have been found with bogus students on their rolls, allegedly to facilitate the directors' transfer to well-known medium- and large-sized schools where parents are willing to pay admission bribes. This probe followed an investigation at Kham Sakae Saeng School in Nakhon Ratchasima where its new director found a list of 196 "ghost students" suspected of being put on the roll to get more government subsidies.

  • Porte Alegre

    Open government in education: learning from cities

    News

    For The IIEP-UNESCO Letter, Muriel Poisson discusses new research that focuses on learning from cities worldwide on how to promote open government in education.

  • Newspaper

    Somaliland: 954 temporary teachers join government payroll

    Somalia

    - Mena Fm

    High-ranking government officials attended an ostentatious ceremony held by the president on Tuesday where he ordered that 954 teachers found to have been teaching at 1081 schools across the country be given permanent positions at the Ministry effective from that day. Early October 1626 positions out of 6448 were found to be ghost 'employees' by the Somaliland Civil Service Commission (SCSC ). Out of that number, 954 were found on Ministry of Education payrolls, a number that did not physically exist but whose salaries were being drawn fraudulently. Neither the government nor the SCSC charged anybody on the grand theft of public resources.

  • Newspaper

    Anti-corruption drive – What about the universities?

    Kenya

    Gilbert Nakweya - University World News

    The former chairperson of the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) said that the government seems reluctant to fight corruption in public universities in Kenya which suffer different forms of corruption. For a long time, the Government did not take a keen interest in auditing universities until recently and most universities did not keep proper records of their revenues and expenditure. He added that the lack of accountability among vice-chancellors provided an environment for corruption to take root.

  • Promoting accountability through information: how open school data can help

    News

    Six case studies from Asia and the Pacific look at how open school data can create a more transparent and accountable education system.

  • Newspaper

    Museveni sacks six over rot in education ministry

    Uganda

    Stephen Kafeero - All Africa

    Six senior government officials in the Ministry of Education have been relieved of their duties in relation to massive corruption, abuse of office, fictitious procurements and embezzlement of public resources spanning more than 20 years. The President has also directed that the Contracts Committee of the same ministry be "disbanded with immediate effect" in relation to the "mishandling of the process for procuring furniture for selected primary schools in Uganda under the Ministry of Education and Sports".

  • Newspaper

    Police investigate fraud allegations at 3aaa apprenticeships

    Rupert Neate - University World News

    The government-funded apprenticeship 3aaa was placed into immediate administration, putting 4,500 apprenticeships at risk, after the Department for Education pulled all of its funding from the firm following the police investigation of fraud. The DfE’s Education and Skills Funding Agency allocated more than £31m to 3aaa last year for apprenticeships and adult learning schemes.

  • Tbilisi

    Corruption-risk assessment of the Georgian higher education sector

    News

    Following a corruption-risk assessment, IIEP-UNESCO publishes a set of recommendations to improve the financing, management, and admissions of Georgia's higher education sector.

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