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A growing number of whistleblowers informs on corruption in higher educational institutions. Within the national campaign for corruption whistleblowers protection “They would not keep silent” Transparency International Ukraine has decided to support the students of Taras Shevhcneko National University of Kyiv – leaders of the student anti-corruption initiative “ShevaPil”. Because of their active counteraction of corruption they can be expelled from the university.

The official reason for dismissing the first year students of the Faculty of Philosophy Volodymyr Koval and Ivan Kucheriavyi, who study on a fee-paying basis, is a failure to pass an exam in History of Foreign Political Sciences. Although, the boys are sure that it is a political reprisal of the university administration, which is directly related to their anti-corruption activity.

Non-Governmental organization TI Ukraine calls the Ministry of Education to step in to save the situation, and the university administration – to evaluate the students’ knowledge objectively, to transfer to the second year and provide them with the possibility to take the discipline for the second time, in which they have a failure to pass.

Already in the first months of study at the university Volodymyr and Ivan learnt a number of corruption facts. They decided not to keep silent, created a profile in social network and started to post known for them cases of bribery and abuse of power of the administration with no access restrictions. The initiative was called “ShevaPil”. Within days several thousands of concerned citizens joined this community. Then the student created an e-mail for open and anonymous information on corruption in the university.

The first anti-corruption cases of ShevaPil became very successful. The first-year students started to study the branch of public procurement for the university and detected that all the bids for providing food for the student refectory had been won by one little-known company which sold the food at an inflated price. After publishing this information on such suspicious procurement the agreement with the mentioned company has been terminated.

The second successful students’ case was exposing bribery in the hostel of the Faculty of Economics. Several dozens of students wrote to ShevaPil that assignment in two-room accommodation costs USD 200-400. Exposing this corruption scheme was accompanied by threats, crush and horrification towards the leaders of ShevaPil. But Volodymyr and Ivan have managed to secure dismissal of corrupt officials.  

Today ShevaPil is going to publish a few glaring facts of corruption, related to land lots of the university, as well as to the subcontractors, who has have done repairs in the educational institution.

But as result of active anti-corruption activity the students faced the problem of passing the exam. “We have re-passed the exam twice to the teacher of the discipline and to the committee, formed with teachers of the university. And we have not received satisfactory mark, though some members of the committee supported us. We are sure that our knowledge in the discipline is enough to transfer us to the second year. We were refused in calling an external committee. We are sure that it is a tool of psychological pressure on us before the rector elections. In addition, our dean office is afraid of disclosing new corruption facts by us”, - tells Volodymyr Koval.

Today the students faced a legal conflict: they are registered as the first-year students, do not have right to visit classes and earn balls at the second year, but they have to pay for the study at the second year under the agreement.

TI Ukraine calls the administration of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as one of the most prestigious and progressive educational institutions of the country to evaluate the students’ knowledge objectively, to facilitate in their transfer to the second year, as well as to pay attention to the corruption facts, published by them, and ruthlessly eradicate this phenomenon in the university.

 

National informational and advocacy campaign on whistleblowers protection «They would not keep silent» aims to change negative perception of corruption whistleblowers, to educate citizens to counteract corruption by whistleblowing. The project has being implemented by the international non-governmental organization Transparency International Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy, Social Advertising Exchange and the project “Let’s unite for reforms (UNITER)”, financed by the USAID and implemented by Pact in Ukraine. The partners of the informational campaign are an advertising agency HAVAS Worldwide Ukraine, Chail Ukraine and Multiplex cinema network.