Xin Fan reports for the University’s Cherwell on the exposure of corrupt practices by African subsidiaries of the Oxford University Press:
Oxford University’s academic publishing arm, Oxford University Press (OUP), has been ordered by the High Court to pay a fine of almost £1.9 million, following the discovery that two of its African subsidiaries had been involved in corrupt activity.
An investigation found that Oxford University Press East Africa (OUPEA) and Oxford University Press Tanzania (OUPT) had made unlawful payments to government officials between 2007 and 2010, with intent to win two contracts to supply school textbooks.
Chief executive of OUP, Nigel Portwood, condemned the dealings, asserting, “We do not tolerate such behaviour. As soon as these matters came to light we acted immediately.
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