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  • Newspaper

    Researcher admits faking data

    USA

    Press

    Doug Payne - The Scientist

    A well-known obesity researcher will plead guilty to making material false statements in a 1999 grant application worth $542,000 from the US National Institutes of Health. The researcher, who held various research positions at the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine in Burlington could go to jail for up to 5 years.

  • Newspaper

    Dept. of Education launches new web site to combat diploma mills

    USA

    Press

    - World Education News & Reviews

    The Department of Education has launched a website which features a list of 6,900 academic institutions accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency. The website is designed to help employers distinguish between accredited institutions of higher education and unaccredited institutions commonly as "diploma mills" that offer bogus degrees.

  • Newspaper

    Justice supports $ 1 billion false-claims suit against U. of Phoenix

    USA

    Press

    Goldie Bluenstyk - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The U.S. Department of Justice may be breathing new life into a whistle-blower lawsuit that seeks to collect about $1billion from the University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private institution of higher education. The suit was dismissed in May by a federal district-court judge in California on technical grounds but the parties appealed.

  • Newspaper

    Former coach indicted on fraud charges for providing phony academic credits to basketball players

    USA

    Press

    Welch Suggs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    A federal grand jury in Kansas indicted a former college-basketball coach last month on charges that he arranged for his players to receive phony academic credit and stole $120,000 in Pell Grants. The former coach faces a total of 51 years in prison and over $1.5-million in fines if found guilty of all counts.

  • Newspaper

    There are no special exam centres – WAEC

    Ghana, Nigeria

    Press

    Tony Edike - Vanguard

    The West African Examinations Council says it has not recorded any case of examination leakage in five years. It also denied knowledge of the existence of "special exam centers". The centers were allegedly created by some principals and secondary school proprietors for their candidates who are compelled to pay fees higher than the official fees charged by WAEC. The money is reportedly used for lobbying officials of the council to release the examination question papers to the centers ahead of the official time of the examination.

  • Newspaper

    Mulenga demands accountability

    Zambia

    Press

    - The Times of Zambia

    Education minister Andrew Mulenga has stressed the need for accountability and transparency in the education sector to ensure benefits reach the intended target. The minister said at a joint annual review in Lusaka that there was need for accountability because the government was accountable to the people and education was the cornerstone for development.

  • Newspaper

    Parents to blame for leakages

    Zambia

    Press

    - The Times of Zambia

    The Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has blamed parents for rampant examination malpractices. Parents are actually in the fore-front organising and buying leaked examination papers for their children. According to SESTUZ the government needed to build more schools because the population of Zambia had increased drastically while the number of schools remained static.

  • Newspaper

    Anti-Corruption academy to set up in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria

    Press

    - Sofia News Agency

    The idea of creating an Anti-corruption academy comes from a civil association named GERB. The academy would apply international experience and attract foreign experts to deliver lectures. Tightening the fight against corruption practices, particularly on high echelons, has been among the key critiques of the European Commission to Bulgaria.

  • Newspaper

    Catholic schools' pilot program to fight corruption

    Cameroon

    Press

    Evan Weinberger - Catholic News Service

    A pilot program 'Fighting against corruption through schools' will teach students and parents to identify and act against dishonesty in their schools and the rest of society. Most civil servants in Cameroon, including teachers, earn low salaries and rely on bribes to feed their families.

  • Newspaper

    'Corruption creeping up in Canada, 'core values' essential'

    Canada

    Press

    Garry Norris - CBC News

    The Canadian value most under threat is freedom from corruption, claims the industry sector. The 2005 Transparency International survey shows that Canada has slipped to 14th among countries perceived as free of corruption, down from its traditional top-10 placing.

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