New Quality Assurance Bill in Sri Lanka Opposed
FUTA Against New Bill on Quality Assurance for Higher Education (Daily FT [Sri Lanka], July 31, 2019) “The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) yesterday said they were against the proposed Higher Education (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Bill as it undermines the public university system, politicises its quality assurance and fails to resolve issues within the sector.”
CHED Lists 27 More Local Universities, Colleges Which Will Implement Free Tuition Law (Manila Bulletin, July 26, 2019) “More Filipino students, particularly those coming from poor families, will now be able to go to college using government support after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) approved the inclusion of 27 additional Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) to implement the free tuition law.”
Public Universities Always Worked Hard To Do Away With Dishonesty and Unethical Working Culture (The Daily [Malaysia], July 24, 2019) “Whether integrity is still alive or not in public universities in Malaysia is never a big issue because public universities have always been monitored and closely scrutinized by many agencies including the MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency), professional accreditation bodies, the National Audit Department and not forgetting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.”
Academics Call for More Action Over Dissertation Mills (University World News, July 24, 2019) “Academics say the practice of ordering and paying for ready-made theses is growing among students at all levels in Algeria, but such fears are not being taken seriously by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.”
NEWS FROM CHEA
CIQG International Quality Principles Now Available in Japanese Translation (CHEA International Quality Group, July, 2019) The CIQG International Quality Principles, first published in 2016, have now been translated into seven languages.