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28 June 2018

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This is a good whistle-blower article. There are some fake academics in the primer University of Papua New Guinea. I hope the responsible authorities must send a investigation team to UPNG.

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed (by Helen Clifton, Matthew Chapman and Simon Cox, File on 4):

“Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound "diploma mill" in Pakistan, a BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme investigation has found.

"Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large defence contractor. One British buyer spent almost £500,000 on bogus documents

"Axact, which claims to be the "world's largest IT company", operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents from a Karachi call centre.
With names such as Brooklyn Park University and Nixon University, they feature stock images of smiling students and even fake news articles singing the institution's praises.

"According to documents seen by BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme, more than 3,000 fake Axact qualifications were sold to UK-based buyers in 2013 and 2014, including master's degrees, doctorates and PhDs.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42579634

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