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diploma mill

n. Informal
An unaccredited institution of higher education that grants degrees without ensuring that students are properly qualified.
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diplo′ma mill`


n.
an unaccredited institution of higher learning that grants degrees without requiring proper qualifications.
[1925–30]
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The case stemmed from a 2016 ombudsman's order, which dismissed Vitriolo for supposedly failing to investigate an alleged diploma mill program between the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and National College of Physical Education.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has said trial of the Axact Company's Chief Executive Officer Shoaib Sheikh who is accused of running a diploma mill in the name of an IT company will ultimately be held by apex court.
Of late, the apex court took cognizance of the scandal days after BBC Radio 4 revealed that thousands of UK citizens bought fake degrees from the 'diploma mill' in Pakistan.
According to the department of justice, Hamid was involved in running a "massive diploma mill" through Axact, which tricked people into enrolling in fictitious universities and colleges.
The concept is known as "diploma mill" or a "degree mill" and refers to a non-accredited company that declares itself as a higher educational institution and awards worthless degrees for a certain fee.
Regardless of having a fine reputation, a university that puts a premium on a student's test-taking ability is little more than a diploma mill and can't be counted on to help students develop their interests or hone their talents.
The apex court took cognizance of the fake degree scandal days after BBC Radio 4 revealed that thousands of UK citizens bought fake degrees from 'diploma mill' in Pakistan.
This is despite the fact that there was credible evidence against him, and that the Vice-President of Axact, Umair Hamid, had already been sentenced to 21 months in prison in the United States for his role in the international diploma mill scheme.
"[The] multilayered plot is inventively sustained and, as always with Grisham, the scintillating storytelling serves to highlight a substantial issue: the ruinous repercussions of graduate debt and the scandal of 'diploma mill' colleges." JOHN DUGDALE
Islamabad -- Umair Hamid, a vice president of Axact, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison in the United States for his role in an international diploma mill scheme operated through the company.
When they tried to contact the college or find information, it appeared that it does not have a physical address and the Star reported that the college had also been accused of being a diploma mill, where people can buy degrees.

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