Ministry cracks down on bogus colleges

The Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry said that students graduating from universities and colleges that were inactive on account of various violations will not receive diplomas acknowledged by the government, writes Fedina Sundaryani for The Jakarta Post.

The ministry announced that 239 universities had been deemed problematic and were now inactive, meaning that they would not get services from the ministry such as grant distributions, professor certifications and scholarships. The ministry would also deny proposals for accreditation or new study programmes.

“If an inactive school continues to misbehave and has its permit revoked, then [the university] is responsible for transferring their students to another, similar university. Of course the ministry will assist in this step,” said Patdono Suwignjo, director general of science and technology and higher education institutions.
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