Bahrain warns of institutes offering bogus degrees
Manama, March 26, 2014
Students were yesterday warned to beware of institutes who could be offering bogus degrees.
In a statement, the Education Ministry said there are some educational institutes that claim to introduce academic programmes, granting university degrees from higher educational institutions outside the kingdom, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"Some of these institutions are not officially recognised in Bahrain," the ministry said.
Programmes introduced by foreign universities in Bahrain are subject to several requirements and conditions, the statement said.
Besides the qualifications issued by Bahrain-based government or regional higher institutions, only two types of degrees are recognised and certified by the Education Ministry.
They are: Degrees issued by licensed local private universities offering foreign universities' academic programmes in accordance with Higher Education Council's rules and regulations.
Degrees issued by foreign universities recognised in the kingdom, which are awarded to students who study in these universities.
Such degrees must fulfil the criteria set by the national committee for accreditation of academic degrees and qualifications.
Students wishing to study abroad are advised to consult the Higher Education Counselling centre.
Those wishing to attend courses offered within Bahrain may consult the Higher Educational Council general secretariat, the ministry said. - TradeArabia News Service