Competition and corruption in education: a lethal combination for academic integrity

By: Dr Tracey Bretag Higher education is a competitive enterprise at every level – from student admissions processes to university ranking systems and competition for funding. In many contexts, access to education means jobs and wealth. The poisonous mix of competition, corruption and poor resources has the potential to create an environment where misconduct becomes the […]

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Kenya: How our university education system went terribly wrong

Kenya/ March 13, 2018/By EVAN MWANGI/Source: https://www.nation.co.ke/ The student unrest at Meru University of Science at Technology (MUST) that left a student leader dead last week exposes the soft underbelly of higher education institutions, once considered citadels of knowledge and a sure ticket to a better future. The student, Evans Njoroge, was shot dead by the […]

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Analysis: How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

Africa/February 24, 2018/Author: Maty Konte/Independent There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvements linked to the push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, children in large parts of Africa are simply not being well taught or learning what is needed as they progress through the […]

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