Newcastle expels overseas students with fake grades

“Newcastle University has excluded 49 students from China and one from Taiwan after their documents were found to be fake. The university is now urging others to watch out for high-quality forged certificates that it believes may be circulating widely. University officials became suspicious when some of the students, who started undergraduate and postgraduate courses last month, failed English language assessments, compulsory for arriving students who do not speak English as their first language …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 12 November]

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