Wednesday, April 24

New method to counter fake Degrees

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KUALA LUMPUR: To safeguard degrees from being forged, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the leading online job portal JobStreet.com have developed a system that enables the job portal to obtain validated degree qualifications of UTAR graduates in their system.

With this new system, employers with JobStreet.com can now verify degree qualifications of UTAR graduates quickly and effectively. Information obtained from UTAR’s registry includes name, class of the degree holder and convocation date.

UTAR President Ir. Professor Academician Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik said, “This system is a fruition of the collaborative efforts between the university and JobStreet.com since the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties in January 2010 and a research agreement in March the same year”.

“There are more than 20,000 UTAR graduates and graduating students who are currently using JobStreet.com to find their next job. By validating their degree, it will give assurance for companies in Malaysia to hire UTAR graduates who will contribute to the country’s economy,” Mark Chang CEO & Founder of JobStreet.com said.

The database linkage for verification of graduates is part of a collaborative research effort by the two organisations to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the hiring process by employers. –Bernama