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  • Newspaper

    Growth in fraudulent university test centres spreads North

    Nigeria

    Press

    - University World News

    According to a professor from Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), over 400 candidates seeking admission into higher education institutions across the country have been involved in admissions fraud. JAMB has discovered up to 96 cases of computer-based test irregularities in the North, with universities making changes to photographs and biometrics of candidates. This is contrary to a call by the Minister of Education who said institutions should not take any new photographs or biometrics of candidates after registration, in order to stop impersonations.

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    The UK education system has provided a safe haven for corrupt Nigerian politicians

    Niger

    Press

    Tolu Olasoji - Quartz Africa

    A recent report highlights risks of investment of funds into the UK education sector by African elites, including “politically exposed persons”, some of whom have been convicted of corruption or whose assets have been seized by the UK. According to the report, the gap between what west African PEPs pay for a UK education and what they can legitimately afford is a significant red flag. Relatively lax anti-money laundering rules in the British education sector mean that school administrators and admissions staff are potentially complicit in illegal flows of money.

  • Newspaper

    World Bank suspends DR Congo school funding over fraud

    Nigeria

    Press

    - Vanguard

    The World Bank has suspended the first tranche of $100 million in a programme to fund free schools in DR Congo after a November report found fake invoices, lists of teachers filled with fake names at non-existent schools, and alleged embezzlement of 63 billion Congolese francs ($31 million). Two senior officials, including the head of teachers’ payroll, are in pre-trial detention.

  • Newspaper

    UK degree fraud: 85 fake university websites taken down in five years

    UK

    Press

    Rachell Hall - The Guardian

    As part of the government's crackdown on degree fraud, and to safeguard the international reputation of UK universities, 85 fake UK university websites have been shut down since 2015. Websites have also been found selling fake degree certificates from real universities: a BBC investigation in 2014 found a website selling the University of Kent for £500, which were described as for “novelty purposes, or as a replacement for lost diplomas”. Employers are encouraged to carefully vet the qualifications of any new employees as “The only way to stop these operators is to remove the demand”.

  • Newspaper

    GroupMe alleged cheating scandal causes Cal State LA to trend on Twitter

    UK

    Press

    Tahiti Salinas, Rosio Flores - University Times

    A Cal State LA student allegedly denounced the actions of her classmates in a discussion forum on Canvas. Using the GroupMe app, students participated in cheating such as sharing answers and taking credit for the work of others. According to the Vice president for student life and dean of students, the University investigates all alleged acts of dishonesty and will hold students accountable if found responsible.

  • Newspaper

    Probe into subsidies fraud

    Thailand

    Press

    Chakrapan Natanri - Bangkokpost

    A senior teacher in Khon Kaen is accused of being involved in corruption over two government payment schemes, after 38 villagers from Ban Fang district's Ban complained that she had offered them 200 baht each to claim handouts in the We Travel Together tourism stimulus package. When the villagers tried to register for benefits under the "Rao Chana" (We Win) scheme, they found out their identities had already been used to register them for the Kon La Krueng co-payment subsidy scheme.

  • Newspaper

    With online exams, UNISA sees an increase in cheating and plagiarism

    South Africa

    Press

    Msindisi Fengu - City Press

    2,400 students from the colleges of agriculture, environmental and human sciences and engineering have had their marks withheld by UNISA due to concerns over cheating. Over 750 warning letter have been issued and other 200 cases were still outstanding. The consequences of cheating can results in disqualification from future tests or examinations, and exclusions or expulsions from the university.

  • Newspaper

    New measures for fighting scourge of academic fraud

    Algeria

    Press

    Wagdy Sawahel - University World News

    A 2018 study revealed that 70.7% of second-year students at 8 Mai 1945 Guelma University in Algeria admitted that they had cheated in tests as a result of competition for grades, parental expectations and ineffective invigilation by the teacher. In an effort to protect academic integrity, the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education approved a new law at the end of 2020 that sets out the legal procedures for preventing scientific and academic theft.

  • Newspaper

    6 Alabama school officials charged with fraud

    USA

    Press

    Trisha Powell Crain - Alabama

    School officials in the city of Athens and Limestone County have conspired to obtain more public funding by claiming to enrol full-time private students in the system's virtual schools. The two school districts were improperly paid around $7 million in state education funding for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. By November 2017, more than 500 private school students were fraudulently enrolled in Athens Renaissance schools and over 50 students in Conecuh County.

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