For Doruntia Baliu, November 2017 ended in the best possible way since on the last day of the month, the Kosovo Journalist Association and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) awarded her the “Best Story on Education” prize, for her “investigation into a grade falsification scandal in the municipality of Drenas”, said BIRN.
The piece by the young BIRN journalist was titled “The Silence toward Falsifying Grades” and “was illustrated with a show published as a weekly program on ‘Life in Kosovo'”.
Thanks to Baliu’s investigative work, the society in Kosovo was informed about a case that burdened the country’s education system.
The story revolved around a teacher of the Shote Galica School who had “curved and falsified grades for 12 students. The whistleblower in the story, Ramadan Ramaj, had noticed that the teacher, by the end of 2013/2014 academic year, had falsified the grades of 12 students, including his son’s, in the subject of biology.”…/IBNA