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  • Newspaper

    Government takes on bogus credentials

    Sweden, Australia

    Press

    - The National Agency for Higher Education/ World Education News & Reviews

    According to the study, "Fake Universities and Bogus Degrees – Sweden and the World", there has been an increase in the number of job seekers who have been caught trying to pass off fake degrees as genuine, with more than 30 cases reported in the last two years. According to the National Agency for Higher Education, there exists over 800 Web-based fake universities. The study recommends use of a digital database that employers can access to verify an applicant's qualifications, something into which Australia is already looking.

  • Newspaper

    Employers return mak transcripts for verification

    Uganda

    Press

    Rodney Muhumuza and Emmanuel Mulondo - The Monitor

    After several media reports that thousands of the Makerere university's alumni are potential fraudsters, several employers are contacting the transcript office for verification of academic documents. According to an officer at the Academic Registrar's office, bankers, customs officials and journalists have forged their paths to jobs they should never have had at all.

  • Newspaper

    President's alma mater in quality dispute

    Russian Federation

    Press

    Helen Womack - University World News

    Since taking over the Kremlin last month, President Medvedev, has made it a priority to combat what he calls "legal nihilism" in Russia. A campaign has begun to clean the courts of bribe-taking judges and letters from members of the public, complaining about corruption, have been published on the Kremlin website. Reporting on the results at St. Petersburg, the daily Kommersant said that 83 out of 200 students in the law faculty had failed their state examinations. Some who had received grade 2, the lowest mark, had been expecting to leave with "red diplomas" or distinctions. Among those who failed were students who had paid fees.

  • Newspaper

    The power of data: enhancing transparency in the education sector in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

    Press

    Leo Hamminger - U4

    Although the post-conflict period ended officially in 2006, the Ministry of Education is still not able to effectively monitor teaching and learning processes nationwide. The system records teachers who do not physically exist, teachers that do not teach (´ghost teachers`), and teachers receiving salaries from several schools. In mid-2006, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) placed two experts in the Planning Directorate of the Education Ministry in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, to set up an Education Management Information System (EMIS). This article summarizes the results of their investigations.

  • Newspaper

    Site sells fake degrees for £40

    UK

    Press

    Andrew Dagnell - Wales On Sunday

    Fake degrees from every university in Wales are being sold on the internet for less than £40 a go, a Wales on Sunday investigation has found. The website, called the Fake Certificate Factory, offers degrees from all of Wales' top universities – including Cardiff, Swansea, Glamorgan, Aberystwyth and Bangor. Wales on Sunday was able to buy a degree in English literature bearing the crest of Cardiff University for just £39.95, which we received the next day by post. And for an extra £49.95 we were offered a fake transcript, which provides a detailed breakdown of exam marks supposedly achieved by a student in their final university exams.

  • Newspaper

    Lessons in graft

    Uzbekistan

    Press

    Marina Kozlova - Transition On Line

    In Uzbekistan, many schools lack basic supplies and teachers sometimes resort to asking pupils for cash to supplement meager budgets. The Uzbek Uchitel Uzbekistana newspaper in August 2007 reported that even the most experienced elementary and secondary-school teachers earn less than $100 a month. In 2007, Transparency International ranked Uzbekistan fifth from bottom in its corruption index of 180 nations surveyed.

  • Newspaper

    Armenian Minister of education comments on corruption at higher schools

    Armenia

    Press

    - ARKA News Agency

    The evidence of corruption at Armenian higher schools must be presented to the RA Ministry of Education; RA Minister of Education told reporters that negative phenomena do exist in the field of education, just as in any other sphere of social life, and pointed out that they will struggle against them.

  • Newspaper

    Anti-Corruption Measures Hit Snag at MPASS

    Ghana

    Press

    Frederick Asiamah - Public Agenda

    There is a certain frustration at the Mpraeso Secondary School over the administration's attempts to improve accountability and transparency. The implementation of anti-corruption measures through the automation of accounting and administrative procedures as a means of checking and curbing corruption has been bogged by official apathy. The computerization programme, 'School Management Programme', that could have cost the school about ¢5 million a few months ago will now cost the school almost double that amount.

  • Newspaper

    Education Ministry Warns Would-Be Teachers of Training Fraud

    Bolivia

    Press

    - La Prensa

    The pamphlet announces the opening of courses in eight colleges and asks for 50 bolivianos to be deposited in a bank account. The ministry of education gave notice that the announcement was not official. The ministry has already given a cautionary notice to the general public via the print press on the falsehood of the information that circulated through educational establishments in La Paz.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption in the education sector is still rampant

    Indonesia

    Press

    Erwida Maulia - PPATK

    The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) says corruption in the education sector is still rampant and that the government must take action to stop the practices.The watchdog's coordinator for public services monitoring Ade Irawan told a press conference here Wednesday that corruption was commonplace throughout the republic's education institutions.

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