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Egypt education system under spotlight as exams leaked

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled. She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam. When she woke up, she discovered she would …

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Sci-Hub: The case for open access

The online repository Sci-Hub changed the way to 51 million scientific research, academic papers and articles COMMENT: By Nimrod Muhumuza A dark web pioneer releases a treasure trove of stolen/leaked documents, flees to another country for safety, has a multi-million dollar law suit filed against them, is denounced as a …

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Tanga Odoi: On having 4 mothers

Tanga Odoi, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s Electoral Commission, is assertive to the point of abrasiveness.  The former university don attributes his confidence in dealing with situations directly and not fearing to take a stand from the kind of family he was raised. Odoi, who is …

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Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment. A government spokesman said the ban was aimed at stopping students taking university entrance …

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Dropping out or kicked out

Fundamental questions about high failures rates at PLE By Henry Mutebe This year, in January, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the Primary Leaving Examinations. As you would expect, there were celebrations as the government authorities indicated that there had been an improvement from last year’s performance. Such statements …

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Egypt cancels high school exam amid leaks

Cairo, EGYPT | AFP | Egypt cancelled a high school final exam on Sunday after papers for it were leaked online, the education ministry said, in the latest such incident this month. The exam in applied mathematics would instead be held next Saturday, it said, and other tests in geology, …

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