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  • Newspaper

    Court orders closure of illegal private universities

    Pakistan

    Dawn - University World News

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the shutdown of illegal campuses of private universities across the country. Preston University and Al Khair University has set up illegal campuses in Karachi and Lahore and students approached the Higher Education Commission (HEC) because these universities were not issuing degrees. The Court directed the HEC to award degrees to the students who had passed out from illegal campuses through some special arrangement and implement these policies throughout the country.

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    Education minister sets up panel to probe TET fraud

    India

    - The Indian Express

    Maharashtra State Council of Examination Commissioner and two other accomplices were arrested for alleged involvement in malpractices in the Teachers Eligibility Test. The fraud committed was worth Rs 4.25 crore, and the candidates were asked to pay Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for passing the exam. A committee headed by Education Chief Secretary has been constituted to thoroughly investigate the case.

  • Newspaper

    Sex for grades scandal: five academics investigated

    Morocco

    Wagdy Sawahel - University World News

    Five professors at Hassan I University in Settat, Morocco, are under investigation after conversations on social media were leaked in which they were allegedly discussing the ‘sextortion’ of female students for extra credits. The academic community called for a Business Ethics module in the university staff training programmes that would stop promoting such abuses.

  • Newspaper

    Essay mills: 'Contract cheating' to be made illegal in England

    UK

    - BBC News

    According to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, there are over 1,000 essay mills in operation in UK universities. The government announced that offering essay-writing services to students for a fee will become a criminal offence under plans to tackle cheating. Universities welcomed this decision and introduced codes of conduct with severe penalties for submitting work that is not a student's own.

  • Newspaper

    Student cheating concerns as assessments move online

    New Zealand

    Daisy Hudson - Otago Daily Times

    Following the Covid-19 confinements, there were multiple reports of misconduct in online assessments: plagiarism, use of notes, an online file-sharing service, mobile phones, or collaboration with other students. Five of the eight New Zealand universities recorded an increase in cheating in 2020 compared to 2019: 258% at the University of Canterbury, 104% at the University of Lincoln, 61% at the University of Waikato, 21% at the University of Victoria and 10% at Massey University.

  • Newspaper

    United Arab Emirates researchers develop new technology to promote academic integrity

    Dubai

    Press Release - Zawya

    A research team from the Canadian University of Dubai has identified a new approach to combating academic integrity using machine learning techniques. The new method applies an algorithm to identify cases of cheating through post-exam analysis of student grades from quizzes, midterm exams, and the final exam of an entire class. This technique can complement the work of commercial plagiarism detection software and provide a deterrent and non-intrusive alternative to remotely proctored exams.

  • Newspaper

    Exams: teachers are the biggest cheats

    Uganda

    Yudaya Nangonzi & Ernest Jjingo - All Africa

    Authorities at the national examination body Uneb accused teachers of orchestrating a grand scheme in schools, that pushed pupils to cheat on the 2020 primary leaving exams. The board withheld the results of 2,220 candidates pending completion of investigations into malpractices. Cheating occurs in a number of ways, including parents, in some of the top schools being asked to commit to paying a fee in order for their children to receive good results in the primary leaving exam.

  • Newspaper

    Cheating investigation embroils Geisel in controversy

    USA

    Elisabeth Janowski - The Dartmouth

    17 medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine were accused of cheating during online exams. The school found evidence of the students who logged into the online course platform Canvas, giving them access to the answers. After an investigation, seven of the cases were dismissed, while the other ten students were expelled, suspended, or giving a failing grade for the course. Some also received unprofessional conduct marks on their records.

  • Newspaper

    University re-administers nursing exam after 'widespread cheating' found

    USA

    Chris Nakamoto - WBRZ

    Due to a glitch in the online testing program, 31 students out of a class of 137 were involved in a cheating incident at Southern University's School of Nursing. The students used their cell phones and notified other students through a group text message that the cameras were off so that they could cheat. With the exam being compromised, the faculty administered a different exam that covered the same content.

  • Council of Europe's Call for best practices in promoting academic integrity during COVID-19

    News

    Are you a higher education institution actively working on promoting academic integrity? Have you found solutions to promote/safeguard academic integrity during COVID-19? The Council of Europe Education Department has just opened a call for best practices in promoting academic integrity in higher education institutions in Europe.

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