Refer to MQA first to avoid being duped: Maszlee

11 Feb 2019 / 17:02 H.

SEMENYIH: Individuals seeking to pursue tertiary education are encouraged to refer to the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) first to avoid being a victim of fraud, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

He 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 today.

Yesterday, 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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