Unrecognized Institution: Calamus International University

In 2001, Calamus International University began operations out of Turks and Caicos as a distance-learning institution. In 2007, the operation moved to Vanuatu. It was not recognized as a degree-granting institution in either country.

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Renamed Accreditor: AdvancED

In November 2018, AdvancED, which accredits schools for pre-K through grade 12 in the United States and other countries, merged with Measured Progress, which develops and supports assessment programs for schools. In August 2019, the combined organization

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All those sample international education documents…

What do you do with the international education credentials you have evaluated?  Keep them as a resource?  Throw them out? Have new data security and privacy requirements changed the way you think about documents? Is it important to have an archive of in

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 6: New President & New Constitution

Since we visited in the spring of 2018, a new president has taken over in Cuba. Miguel Díaz-Canel is the first non-Castro president in generations. But he is from Villa Clara, so he grew up in that highly political environment. Regardless of your politic

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 7: Conclusion

I love sharing about Cuba, so I hope you, my reader friend, learned a few new things, even if they weren’t about the educational system of Cuba. Please understand any of the political views here are my own and do not reflect the views or policies at ECE.

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Online Verification: Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test (Philippines)

The Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines provides lists of students who have passed the Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test (ALS A&E Test) at either the Elementary or Secondary level from 1999 to the present: http

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 5: Cuba & Venezuela

Cuba loves to venerate their national heroes. And the province we visited this year is vocally proud of their revolutionary history. Ernesto “Che” Guevara is buried there. Even though I know political publicity is to be expected in Cuba, there was more p

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Renamed Institution: Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori (Nigeria)

In July 2015, Rivers State Polytechnic in Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria was renamed Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic. A shorter version of the new institution name is Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 4: Celebrating 500 Years of Havana

It was hard to miss the 500th anniversary signs that appeared across Havana. They had not been there in 2018. They were new for the yearlong celebration. The actual anniversary, which commemorates the relocation of the city of Villa de San Cristobal de l

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 3: New Curricula and Thematic Plans

What a difference a year makes! When we were there last year we heard people talking about curricular changes that were coming. The main feature was reducing programs from five years of study to four. And by this year large swaths of incoming students ha

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 2: Medical Treatment in Cuba

Cuba has always had a reputation for its strong medical education. I even talked about it some last year. They export doctors around the world. They import students to train as doctors who return home to grow national health systems across the developing

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 1: The Return

In 2018 I went to Cuba as part of a research team organized by AACRAO. I served as the TAICEP representative and was focused on credential evaluation issues. We traveled with a larger group of university students and faculty/staff. Our goals were to lear

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Online verification websites not authorized by SEP (Mexico)

The Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) of Mexico has confirmed that the following websites are not official: https://rodac.gobs.mx/ http://www.cedulaprofesionalsep-gob.mx/ Verification on these sites is not provided by SEP. The official site for the S

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Renamed Institution: Elrazi College of Medical and Technological Sciences (Sudan)

Elrazi College of Medical and Technological Sciences in Khartoum, Sudan, was upgraded to Elrazi University in 2014.

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Online Verification: University College of Applied Sciences (Palestine)

University College of Applied Sciences in Palestine offers online verification of certificates at http://ac.ucas.edu.ps/. The site uses both Arabic and English. Enter the certificate number and the student's date of birth to see a copy of the information

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Online Verification: Applied Science University (Jordan)

Applied Science University (also known as Applied Science Private University) in Jordan offers online verification of graduates at https://www.asu.edu.jo/en/Students-Portal/Pages/Graduate-Student.aspx.  Search by field of study, then enter the Student ID

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Online Verification: Certificate Verification System for Myanmar's technical and computer universities

This online system allows for verification of certificates from the Technological and Computer Universities, Myanmar: http://cvs.moe-st.gov.mm/Home/Index. Steps to request verification: Go To Request Verification. [the blue box actually says "Verify Cert

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Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial renamed (Ecuador)

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial, with the acronym of UTE, officially changed its name to Universidad UTE in 2018.

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The Korean GED

Twice a year thousands of people without a high school diploma, and some with, sit for the examination that, if passed, will allow them to apply to university or college studies in South Korea. These applicants are adult learners who dropped out of high

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Unrecognized: Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi (India)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India has declared that they do not recognize the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi. The MHRD states that they have not issued the board's letters which claim MHRD recognition.

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