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Minister orders degrees verification of PTV employees recruited after 2008

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday issued directives for verification of educational degrees of the employees of Pakistan Television Corporation and Radio Pakistan recruited after 2008. In a statement, the minister said that the three-member board being constituted for this purpose would be headed by Director General Internal Publicity Wing. The process of degree verification would be completed within one month time, he said adding a representative of Higher Education…

SC directs to verify degrees of lawyers enrolled in last decade

LAHORE: Supreme Court on Thursday directed to verify the educational degrees of all lawyers enrolled in the past ten years. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu notice at the Lahore registry pertaining to fake degrees by several members of the legal fraternity. Regarding the expenses required to verify degrees, the apex court directed all universities and law colleges to verify the authenticity of educational degrees within the stipulated time. Justice Nisar directed to submit detailed all…

Inflated CVs, dubious degrees: Spain in ‘mastergate’ scandal

MADRID: Inflated CVs, degrees that may or may not be real... a scandal over how Madrid's leader obtained a law diploma has swept up other politicians in what has become Spain's "mastergate". For close to a month, Cristina Cifuentes, Madrid's conservative regional president, has been caught in a media storm over accusations she received the 2011-2012 masters degree from King Juan Carlos University (URJC) without taking all the required exams or attending lectures. The opposition wants her to resign and prosecutors are…

Supreme Court wants verification of degrees of pilots

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and private airlines to come up with their respective reports in a case pertaining to appointment of pilots on fake qualification certificates. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, gave this direction while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to appointment of pilots on the basis of fake qualifications. At the outset, the CJP asked CAA officials who was responsible for verifying the certificates or…

Google launches online IT degrees in India

BANGALORE: Search engine giant Google and online education company Udacity on Monday launched IT courses in India, branching outside the US to tap the country's millions of software developers scrambling for jobs.