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  • Successful completion of IIEP’s online course on corruption in education


    IIEP successfully concluded its online course on ‘Transparency, accountability and accountability measures’ held from 21 September to 6 November 2020. The objective of the course was to strengthen the skills of participants in assessing corruption risks in the education sector and designing adequate tools and strategies to address such risks.

  • New online course on transparency and anti-corruption


    IIEP will organize a new online course on “Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education” from 21 September to 6 November 2020.

  • Newspaper

    Peruvian universities to teach on fighting corruption


    - Prensa Latina

    Eleven Peruvian universities will teach their students how to fight corruption, using emblematic cases registered in the last 30 years as the basis. The President of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference and the Latin American Episcopal Council who presented the course described the problem of corruption as a social virus that infects public and private institutions and undermines the resources needed by the state to address the fight against poverty.

  • Newspaper

    Bribery rife in schools


    Joseph Malawi - The Nation

    The African Union report shows that at least 57 percent of people who make contact with schools in Malawi pay bribes. Informal payments threaten children’s rights and welfare. For example, informal charges by teachers for teaching, and for additional items such as school meals, books, uniforms or exams can drive poorer students in particular to miss school. In addition, the acquisition of fake or fraudulent qualifications affect the learning outcomes of children.

  • Newspaper

    Zimbabwe students jailed in Turkey for drug trafficking

    Zimbabwe, Cyprus

    - Zimeye

    The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs last week interviewed three agencies that recruit and offer scholarships to local students to study abroad. The meeting came in the wake of revelations that a number of Zimbabwean locals have been falling prey to dubious agencies based in Harare who offer fake university scholarships to study in Cyprus with most students ending up stranded in the island country. Many of these students end up being forced into crime and prostitution in order to survive and pay for their tuition. The Zimbabwean Government is currently seeking the release and extradition of three Zimbabwean students who are held in prison in Cyprus for drug trafficking.

  • Newspaper

    Students emerge as prime targets for Ponzi fraud


    Tunde Fatunde - University World News

    Calls for greater government action have been made as university students have emerged as prime targets for Ponzi scheme fraud. This after at least 4,000 students from one university were threatened with expulsion after they diverted their tuition fees worth a total of US$6.5 million into an online Ponzi scheme which has since suspended its operations without explanation. At Osun State University over 4,000 students were served with notice that they may be expelled from the university if they failed to pay, by the end of February, all outstanding tuition fees. At a time of severe economic recession, the loss of the investment adds pressure on parents, many of who are victims of Nigeria’s massive unemployment rate.

  • Targeting pro-poor incentives

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    In the efforts made to progress towards the EFA goals, educational incentives – e.g. school grants, scholarships, special allowances or subsidies, free textbooks or school meals – are regarded as key tools to reach the individuals, schools, and areas most in need.

  • Favor reciprocation theory in education: new corruption typology

    Embedded in a systemic and chronic process, corruption in education is a pervasive element that exacerbates developing countries' efforts to educate their citizens. Understanding the cumulative impact rests upon exposing key features of educational...

    Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra, Mansur, Naheed Natasha


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