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Over 1,200 fake certificates detected in Oman

Oman's higher education ministry has said it has discovered more than 1,000 fake educational certificates and is taking stringent measures, including considering introduction of pre-university qualifications for undergraduate or graduate studies, to curb this menace, Times of Oman has reported. As many as 1,224 certificates were found to have been forged, of which 119 were the certificates for educational qualifications while 1,177 cases involved stamps and ratification documents issued by the foreign affairs ministry. The majority of the fake certificates were those ostensibly issued by institutions in Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, the UK, and the USA, the ministry said.