AUG 12 — Please believe me that you can actually buy a diploma, degree or a PhD certificate for your dog, cat or even chicken, as long as you have money.
It is not a joke. There are too many ridiculous things in reality and
it is not impossible to find a dog, a cat or a chicken with a
There is something called diploma mill in the world that awards
certificates without requiring students to study hard, attend classes,
take examination and complete research papers. All it requires is
To put it simple, a diploma mill is an organisation that produces and
sells fake certificates not recognised by official educational
I am very concerned about the damage the unhealthy trend caused to the society and country.
According to Hong Kong-based Chinese language newspaper Wen Wei Po,
the number of diploma mills has been reduced from 1,500 two years ago to
the current 691. However, they have changed their approach and the
number of their operation locations has been increased by 10 compared to
two years ago.
The decrease of the number of diploma mills might show us that they
are also subject to market reality. As tertiary education becomes
increasingly common and the threshold to enter a university is as well
gradually relaxed, the demand for diploma mills has reduced accordingly.
Some of them might have even failed to survive due to “poor
However, 691 is still not a small number and it might not reflect the
real situation. For example, a syndicate in Malaysia involved in using
five US and UK universities to fake degrees believed to have issued fake
degrees to at least 525 persons and raked in more than RM5 million in
fees over the past 10 years. More surprisingly, Many of those involved
are eminent members of society, including some who hold “Tan Sri”
Why are these social celebrities and politicians proud of their fake
certificates? And some even felt offended when they were not being
addressed as “Dr.” in public events or social occasions. In addition to
the excessive emphasis of certificates, I am afraid that the
psychological phenomenon of “inferior reflex” is also worth studying.
In addition to diploma mills, we should also be aware of the increase
in the number of local universities and colleges. Have their academic
standards achieved the basic requirement of “excellent education”?
there rotten apples in the basket that import criminals in the name of
bringing in foreign students?
These syndicates are indeed unscrupulous. They are a tumor in the
society that must be removed and eliminated. To get rid of them, we must
not naively rely on the so-called self-discipline. In extraordinary
times, we are in urgent need of a system, particularly legal sanctions! —
Yeah right! I have known a lot of wrong doings in making fake diplomas.ReplyDelete
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