Agencies selling bogus degrees exposed

The Ministry of Higher Education has uncovered 110 offices selling forged degrees from non-Saudi universities, press reports said last week. Under-secretary Muhammad Al-Ouhali said agencies had been supplying bogus degrees for several years, reports Arab News.

The degrees supplied by the swindling agencies are not authentic or approved by any official body. Fake degrees are also being supplied by some institutions that run courses without fulfilling the approved standards, Al-Madinah newspaper reported.

The ministry has taken steps to identity the agencies that supply forged degrees, the official said. He added the number of forged degrees was not high compared to the number of agencies supplying such certificates in various parts of the world. The ministry had discovered 569 fake degrees in engineering, 326 in nursing and 306 in pharmacology. Private sector employees held 742 bogus degrees, while 331 were found in the government sector.
Full report on the Arab News site