Posing as a candidate, XPRESS editor Mazhar Farooqui registered with one of Axact's online degree mill
offering "affordable MBA degrees" from a university in California.
The optimism one hears in Karachi and Lahore even withstood a scandal last May, when news broke that Axact, one of Pakistan's largest IT companies, was operating as a fake degree mill
We do not charge exorbitant fees and are not in any way a degree mill
Last year, this newspaper reported how Belford University and another suspected degree mill
, Ashwood University, claimed to have a printing facility in Dubai.
If the institution has no physical address and doesn't clearly say which state or country it is in or does not provide a phone number, those are usually good clues that it is a degree mill
But the only organized federal response to the problem of diploma mills was discontinued by the FBI in 1991, some years before the Internet-driven boom in the degree mill
This is evident on Belford University's website, a university that is listed as a Degree Mill
on the website of the Office of Degree Authorization, Oregon.
One was later said to be a degree obtained on the Internet from a college believed to be a degree mill
, and the other from Worcester State.
Develop a list of degree mill
characteristics, practices and providers.
As you will remember, the racist practices of this tenth-rate degree mill
were being defended.
However, it is extremely important for parents to know that a degree from a legitimate institution can alone ensure top job placements for their kids in a global scenario and not just any degree from any degree mill