Crackdown on fake universities launched in England

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From the BBC …

A crackdown on fake universities in England has been ordered by ministers.

The aim is to prosecute and take down fraudulent websites masquerading as genuine degree-awarding institutions, says the government.

The move follows evidence of 190 bogus universities offering fake degree certificates.

“It will help protect the reputation of the UK as a provider of high-quality education,” said England’s Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson.

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