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  • Newspaper

    Rising reliance on predatory publishing as research expands

    Egypt

    Ameen Amjad Khan - University World News

    A recent 2021 study shows that academics from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries accounted for 17 of the top 20 countries where academics publish in predatory journals. The OIC’s share of global publications has increased to over 8% in 2018. Standards have been compromised in relation to the impact of the number of published papers and citations on staffing, promotions, careers, and benefits.

  • Including students in building a culture of integrity

    Zeenath Reza Khan

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  • Newspaper

    Egypt’s Ministry of Education identifies student responsible for copying physics exam

    Egypt

    - Egypt Independent

    The Ministry of Education’s online fraud team identified the student responsible for copying questions from the Thanaweya Amma physics exams and uploading them on social media. On 28 June, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament approved a draft law on combating exam violation that increases penalties for printing, publishing, broadcasting, and promoting exam questions and their answers by any means of communication with the intention of cheating or disturbing the general examination system.

  • Newspaper

    The challenges hindering the promotion of a culture of integrity at Jordanian Universities

    Esraa Fwzi Mustafa Abu Amshah, Mohammed Amin” Hamed Al-Qudah - The Journal of Education and Practice

    A recent study shows that nepotism, materialistic employees, and lack of resources are some of the challenges that hinder the promotion of a culture of integrity in Jordanian universities. Faculty members could play a very important role in addressing these problems by providing courses that promote transparency, justice, accountability, and equality among individuals in society. The Anti-Corruption Commission launched initiatives in 2019 to encourage family-community partnerships improve the educational process.

  • Newspaper

    Kuwait Education Ministry investigates payroll fraud

    Kuwait

    Samir Salama - World Gulf

    Investigations have been launched at the Ministry of Education after an audit revealed that the payroll system has been used illegally to increase the salaries of two employees. The first one, working in administrative affairs, received a bonus on her salary of 1,500 dinars per month from April 2019 to April 2020, and the second employee working in the private education department received a bonus of 800 dinars on her monthly salary from September 2019 to May 2020.

  • Newspaper

    Misappropriation of Syrian refugee grants

    Lebanon

    Claude Assaf - L'Orient du jour

    The Financial Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation at the Ministry of Education regarding the education provided to Syrian refugee students funded by the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union, and Germany. The list of children enrolled for evening classes in the 346 State schools includes a far greater number of students than those who actually attend them. The amount missing is calculated by multiplying the number of 15,000 ghost students to the $600 that donors allocate each year for every registered student. $9 million disappears each year since 2014.

  • Newspaper

    Minister seeks ways to boost ethics, reduce plagiarism

    Algeria

    Azzeddine Bensouiah - University World News

    In order to reduce the alarming proportions of plagiarism in universities, teaching modules on ethics and professional conduct are introduced in various branches of higher education and scientific research sectors in Algeria. According to local news reports, the Ministry of Education called for the establishment of local ethics councils at the university level.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption in the education sector

    Tunisia

    - IMG Médias

    The report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission revealed suspicions of financial and administrative corruption in the public education sector for the year 2018. These suspicions include embezzlement of funds by the accountant of a college in Menzel Bouzelfa (Nabeul), as well as the appropriation of public funds by the headmaster of a primary school in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid.

  • Promoting integrity in general and Higher Education in Kuwait

    News

    At the invitation of Nazaha, the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority, IIEP participated in a capacity-building workshop entitled “Promoting integrity in the education sector”.

  • Newspaper

    At what price a PhD degree?

    Saudi Arabia

    Tariq A. Al-Maeena - Saudi Gazette

    110 offices selling forged degrees from non-Saudi universities have been identified by the Ministry of Higher Education. Prices for a fake bachelor’s or master’s degree can cost anywhere from SR3,000 to SR30,000 while a bogus doctorate can cost up to SR90,000 from an institution in the west. The degrees supplied by these diploma mills are issued by institutions that offer courses without approved standards or are simply issued by the transfer of money into an overseas account. Measures have been taken to detect such agencies.

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