How Irish university duped top UK businesswoman into handing out its degrees

“A leading businesswoman has been embarrassed into handing back an honorary doctorship she was awarded by a bogus university. Mary Chapman, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, agreed to be guest of honour at the ‘graduation ceremony’ for the Irish International University. But the institution, which hires rooms at Oxford for its degree events, is neither Irish nor a university. It encourages foreigners to spend thousands of pounds coming to Britain to study for worthless qualifications. Ms Chapman, who since 1998 has run Britain’s 73,000-strong association for managers, previously known as the British Institute of Management, was hoodwinked into handing out certificates at last year’s degree ceremony …” (more)

[Educon, 12 February]

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