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    Economic and Financial Crimes Commission rewards schools on anti-corruption debate

    Nigeria

    Press

    - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

    Two secondary schools that debated the theme "Students are essential in the fight against corruption" have been rewarded by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Through integrity clubs organized in schools, the EFCC aims to instil the values of hard work, integrity, probity and responsibility, and to encourage young students to start fighting corruption at its roots.

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    DRC: primary school teacher trainers equipped to fight corruption

    Congo DR

    Press

    La Rédaction - Zoomeco

    In collaboration with the UNODC and UNESCO, the Agence de prévention et de lutte contre la corruption (APLC) has organised integrity training for teacher trainers in nursery, primary, secondary, and vocational education. As the leading national authority in the fight against corruption, the APLC aims to take far-reaching action and provide concrete responses through the development of a prevention strategy designed to curb this scourge.

  • Newspaper

    Three-person committee to probe vice-chancellor nepotism claims

    South Africa

    Press

    News24 - University World News

    The council of Stellenbosch University in South Africa has appointed a three-person committee to investigate allegations of nepotism against the vice-chancellor. A motion to remove him from office, in accordance with the university's statutes, has also been confirmed. The committee will investigate the facts underlying the motion, including allegations of nepotism and a possible breach of rules concerning the Vice-Chancellor’s discretionary placement of family members within the University.

  • Newspaper

    Government suspends teacher transfers to allow audit

    Uganda

    Press

    Damali Mukhaye - Monitor

    The Ministry of Education has suspended the recruitment and transfer of new staff in all government schools until a national public service payroll audit is completed. Teachers will have to be physically verified by the office of the Auditor General and those absent will not be counted. The Education Service Commission said that in October 2022 the government payroll had over 1, 000 ghost teachers.

  • Newspaper

    A blueprint for transparency in school education

    India

    Press

    Varun Nallur - The Times of India

    The Karnataka Education Department has standardized and automatized the process of registering a new school. The norms of the new system involve uploading the relevant documents on the Education Department's website. The district office will check the documents within a specific timeframe and schools will then be inspected by electronic sampling. If all the conditions are met, a certificate will be issued. To increase transparency and guarantee quality control of schools, all processes on the Student Achievement Tracking System will also be made available online.

  • Newspaper

    Universities on alert over ChatGPT and other AI assisted tools

    Hong Kong China, Korea R, India

    Press

    Mimi Leung , Shuriah Niazi - University World News

    Some universities in Asia described the artificial intelligence writing tools ChatGPT as the use of “unfair means” while others consider it as a temporary measure until proper policies for their use can be worked out. Unless a student has the course instructor’s written permission, the use of ChatGPT will be regarded as using other people’s work and will be treated in the same way as plagiarism. Teachers can set supplementary oral or written exams or adopt other measures if they suspect ChatGPT or another AI-based tool has been used.

  • Newspaper

    How to teach students about ethical issues behind new technologies

    Netherlands

    Press

    Rens van der Vorst - University World News

    Fontys University in the Netherlands is keen to teach students to think about the impact and use of educational technology through the Moral Design Game. Based on scientific insights, the game challenges players to think about the dominant values that various stakeholders draw on to make decisions. The goal of the game is to inspire and teach students, teachers, and staff to improve their thinking and debate ethical questions.

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    ChatGPT: a new relationship between humans and machines

    USA, France, Denmark

    Press

    Thomas E Jørgensen - University World News

    Questions about using artificial intelligence go further than cheating on exams or generating text for scientific articles. They concern academic values the integrity of academic work, but also the exploration of the changing relationship between humans and machines. A recent statement by the European University Association, ChatGPT raises issues for universities in terms of updating policies to accommodate such tools while preserving recognition of course work and authentic assessment.

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    Two Maharashtra education department officials held for taking bribe from Pune teacher

    India

    Press

    Express News Services - The Indian Express

    A teacher working for a school in Pune approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) complaining that two accounting officers of the state education department demanded a bribe of Rs 6,000 from him to verify documents relating to wage fixation under the Sixth and Seventh Pay Commission scheme. The ACB arrested them, and a first information report was registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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