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Around 1,200 forged certificates being detected. India one among them.

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1,200 forged certificates detected
The Ministry of Higher Education- Muscat has come across over 1,000 forged educational certificates being issued by few institutes across the world.

In order to curb this illegal act, the ministry is taking strict measures, also considering the introduction of pre-university qualifications for undergraduate or graduate studies.

The ministry has confirmed that as many as 1,224 forged certificates, among which 119 were the certificates for educational qualifications; while 1,177 cases were involved to be stamps and ratification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign affairs.

Moreover, the ministry has highlighted that most of these fake educational certificates were those issued by institutions in countries like Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, UK and the USA.

The ministry further clarified that the fake certificates were based on different majors that include, Aviation Science, Business Administration and Information Systems, Nursing, Medicine, Humanities, Engineering Sciences and also high school certificates.

A total of 1,194 cases was discovered at the Minister's council. These forged documents belonged to refugees from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

The cases include 35 filed in a personal capacity, 11 cases of people working with government agencies under the Civil Service Law, 9 working with government agencies but not under Civil Service Law, 9 working in the private sector and 6 cases of refugees working in government and private sectors.

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