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Fake degrees not just from USM

Sunday July 8, 2012


I REFER to the report 
Ex-student behind fake degrees 
(The Star, July 2) and totally disagree with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin’s statement saying that USM is “the first university in Malaysia that has become the target of such a syndicate”.

These syndicates have been operating for some time. As a graduate from a local private university I can attest that a few students have managed to get their degrees from the university even though they are varsity dropouts.

I hope that the Ministry can have a special database where institutions of higher education can send their graduates list and employers can cross-check with it to verify the validity of degrees.

This should be applicable to foreign graduates as well.