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UAE education ministry highlights fake university adverts

The UAE higher education ministry has warned residents in the country to not fall prey to advertisements by non-accredited universities distributed through media outlets, posters and flyers, Gulf News has reported. "The problem is that these advertisements are being published because a few of the universities do not have valid permission, while those that do have obtained their licence from the [government] and then approach various media outlets, which fail to check with us regarding their validity," said the ministry's undersecretary, Dr Saeed Hamad Al Hassani.