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March 2, 2001

Computer science dropout rate hits 25%
More than 25 per cent of students who enrol in computer science courses at Irish universities do not finish their studies, according to the first national study of non-completion rates.

Former Azerbaijani education minister jailed
Rafiq Feyzullayev, Azerbaijan’s minister of education in 1980-92 and vice-president of the academy of sciences until 1999, has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for extortion. During his term at the academy he swindled 1.5 billion manats (£224,000) from seven people on the pretext of founding a private university.   

US condemns Zimbabwe's record on freedom
In a report on human rights the US State Department has criticised the Zimbabwe government’s record on academic freedom and its continued interference with universities.

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