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Zimbabwe blacklists leading universities in north Cyprus

Zimbabwe’s Council for Higher Education has removed five universities based in Turkish occupied Northern Cyprus from the official list of institutions accredited with the quality assurance and standards body.

In recent weeks, the education sector in the north has been plagued by reports of fake diplomas and fraud.

New Zimbabwe, a daily, reports that following a review of the accreditation status of various foreign higher education institutions, the seven were struck off the list, although no reasons were given.

“This notice serves to inform the public that the following institutions are no longer accredited with ZIMCHE; Girne American University (Northern Cyprus), Sharda University of India, Parul University (India), Near East University (Northern Cyprus), University of Kyrenia (Northern Cyprus), The European University of Lefke (Northern Cyprus) and University of Nicosia (Northern Cyprus).”

Famagusta Gazette