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  • Corruption and education: the gender dimension


    Marginalized populations typically shoulder the burden of corruption. In the education sector, this means there is often a gender component when it comes to both understanding and addressing the impacts of corruption.

  • Newspaper

    College closed after alleged theft of public resources



    Rwanda, Jean d’Amour - Universit World News

    The Rwanda Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has ordered the temporary closure of Rwanda Polytechnic Regional College Kigali, in order to investigate serious cases of theft and misappropriation of public resources. According to sources, college equipment allegedly disappeared, and top officials and several employees involved in the management of the institution have been interrogated and arrested.

  • Newspaper

    Education Ministry outlines digital transformation plan

    Trinidad and Tobago


    Narissa Fraser - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

    The Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago has outlined its digital transformation plan for the period 2022-2027. This plan consists of 13 digital projects, including: E-testing, a student management system, and quick-response identification cards for students. According to the Minister of education, "the benefits of this programme are far-reaching, and will positively impact areas such as records management, management of school infrastructure, curriculum delivery, teacher development and the conduct of examinations”.

  • Newspaper

    R59 million schoolbooks fraud: EC education officials given trial date

    South Africa


    Siseko Gwegwe - The South African

    Four Eastern Cape Department of Education officials and a businessman are facing charges of corruption, fraud, theft, and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act for R59 million meant for schoolbooks. Under the pretence that schools were adequately resourced with textbooks, they decided without permission from the National Treasury to shift and use 80% of the budget for the procurement of supplementary resource material, mainly IT equipment and photocopiers.

  • Newspaper

    Of crumbling schools and ghost teachers



    Kashif Hussain - The Express Tribune

    Government schools in the Manghopir area of Karachi are in dilapidated condition. School buildings are deprived of water, electricity, and other basic amenities. In the Government Boys Primary School Haji Mehmood Goth in Sarmastani Mohalla there is only one teacher for 137 children. Despite the biometric system, the rest of the teachers have been receiving their salaries at home for the last two years.

  • Newspaper

    Authorities investigating suspected corruption in university contracts



    LUSA - Macau Business

    The Macao Public Prosecutor's Office is investigating a University of Macao administrative official and two other partners on corruption charges. They helped a contractor bid for the construction of residential colleges and falsified documents. The main suspect received bribes for projects valued at MOP 220 million (US$27.4 million).

  • Newspaper

    Questions about unaccounted funds for skills development

    South Africa


    Edwin Naidu - University World News

    As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, a project to use ZAR866 million (US$60 million) to build a state-of-the-art technical and vocational education and training college in one of South Africa’s poorest townships could not proceed. The project was stopped by the Minister of Higher Education, but the money has not been returned to the National Treasury or accounted for in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act regulations.

  • Open contracting: an illustrative form of open government in education

    As part of its research project on ‘Open government (OG) in education: Learning from experience’, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) has prepared five thematic briefs illustrating various forms of OG as applied to the...

    Poisson, Muriel

    Paris, IIEP-UNESCO, 2021

  • Getting to the root of corruption in education

    Adam Graycar


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