Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education has blacklisted 39 fake universities to stop students from mistakenly applying to them, according to Times of Oman.
Of the 39 fake universities, 26 are in US, seven in India, and six universities are distributed across other nations.
An official from the ministry said: “Whenever the Ministry receives applications for the accreditation of certificates from abroad and it is clear that they are issued by a fake university, the name of the university is added to the list of fake universities.”
In 2018, the ministry uncovered 20 cases of people who had fake certificates. Since 1975 more than 1,250 cases of fake qualifications have been put in front of the Ministry of Higher Education