Degree mills: Refer to MQA first to avoid being duped, says Maszlee

  • Nation
  • Monday, 11 Feb 2019

SEMENYIH (Bernama): Individuals seeking to pursue tertiary education are encouraged to refer to the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to avoid being a victim of fraud, says Dr Maszlee Malik.
The Education Minister said for those who wanted to pursue their studies, his ministry encouraged them to check with MQA first to avoid being deceived.
MQA is the national accreditation agency that will identify all accredited programmes at universities and institutions of higher learning.
“MQA has set high standards for that purpose,” he told reporters after visiting the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Pelangi project, here on Monday (Feb 11).
On Sunday (Feb 10), a local Chinese daily reported that several foreign universities had turned into "degree mills", churning out fake academic qualifications online to applicants without requiring them to pursue any studies.
According to the report, such incidents mainly involved "universities" from the United States, allegedly operating from a shop or small office. - Bernama


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