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Claims denied over fake degree cases

Bahrain News
Tue, 21 Aug 2018


MANAMA: The Public Prosecution last night denied receiving any cases relating to fake degrees recently.

The statement was in response to reports in a section of the Press claiming the Education Ministry had referred some cases of fake degrees to the Public Prosecution.

“The Public Prosecutor’s Office has not received any reports regarding this incident during the current period of time to this date,” said acting attorney general and head of the public prosecutor’s technical office Ahmed Al Qurashi.

Five years ago, the ministry had referred the case of a private university which forged official documents.

“The Public Prosecution has never been referred a case in this regard except once in five years when it received a report from the Education Ministry against one of the private universities on charges of forging official documents.”

The court convicted the private university of tampering with accreditation certificates issued by the Higher Education Council, faking the students’ grades and using forged documents.

Mr Al Qurashi said if any new cases of fake degrees were referred to his office, it would take legal action promptly against suspects and refer them to stand criminal trial.

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