Bogus PhD holders should be named


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  • Thursday, 05 Apr 2018

I REFER to Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi’s letter “Bar use of dubious academic credentials” (The Star, March 31). I share Dr Ranjit’s concern over the rampant misuse of the PhD title by irresponsible individuals.

Some people are so obsessed with titles that they are willing to pay a hefty sum to have fake PhD certificates from fictitious universities. Some go to the extent of giving a handsome donation to universities in Third World countries to obtain honorary doctorate titles.

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