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Crackdown to target bogus schools

SPECIAL REPORT: Ohec steps up fight against 'ghost universities' and foreign academies that flout local laws

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The Education Ministry has vowed to carry on with its campaign to crack down on bogus universities after World Peace University announced it would be shutting down in Thailand. 

Kamchorn Tatiyakawee, secretary-general of the Office of the Higher Education Commission (Ohec), said government and private universities operate under the law and the public should learn how not to fall victim to bogus schools.

Illegal universities are normally set up using the names of popular overseas universities. A common trick is to attract students by offering them honorary degrees.

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