Online Verification: Lists of Graduates for Philadelphia University (Jordan)

Philadelphia University, Jordan, has lists of graduates dating back to 1994 at http://std-portal.philadelphia.edu.jo/student_portal/alumni.php.  Search by year, then by faculty. The site is in Arabic, but can be translated using Google Chrome.

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COVID-19 and the Future of Credential Evaluation

As our personal and work inboxes are filling up with emails from companies stating their stance and procedures during this tumultuous time, it seems appropriate to address how ECE is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The global understanding and current me

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ECE in the Time of COVID-19

Across the globe we are all living with a viral pandemic. Like everyone else, we at ECE are navigating new realities. Our focus is on continuing to serve our clients around the world while keeping healthy and positive. We Are Here for Our Community   We

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Online Verification: James Cook University (Australia)

James Cook University in Australia offers online award verification at https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduation/online-award-verification-form. This system only verifies qualifications for students who started from 2011 on and have graduated. You will need to i

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Additional countries closing schools due to coronavirus

Schools and universities in Italy have been closed for over a week in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Other countries that have followed suit include Bolivia, France, Ireland, the Philippines, Portugal, and Spain. Some states in Germany,

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Online Verification: Hanoi University of Science and Technology Graduation Lists (Vietnam)

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Trường Đại học Bách Khoa Hà Nội), previously known as Hanoi University of Technology, has graduation lists from 1965 to 2016 available on their website: https://www.hust.edu.vn/hung-bai-viet-ao-tao/-/asset_publ

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Flexible graduation dates for graduate students in China due to coronavirus

The Chinese Ministry of Education recently posted an official notice about the degree awarding process for graduate students in the first half of 2020.  It states that due to the coronavirus outbreak, institutions are encouraged to change students' disse

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ECE celebrates 40 years!

The Beginnings In the early hours of a November morning in 1980, Jim Frey woke up with change on his mind. The world was changing, and his work life was changing too. It was time for a new path for international admissions and credential evaluation.  Jim

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Online Verification: Mount Kenya University graduation lists (Kenya)

Mount Kenya University has lists of graduates by year available on their website at https://www.mku.ac.ke/index.php/2014-02-03-10-11-08/speeches/cat_view/27-graduations. The lists date back to 2014.

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Japan schools closed due to coronavirus

Due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Japan, the Japanese government has asked all elementary, junior high, and high schools to close for about a month, until early April. Day care centers and universities were not included in the request for

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Raising standards for teacher training in Poland

As of October 2019, new regulations in Poland have introduced higher educational standards for the teaching profession. All teachers will now be trained at the magister level. Qualified teachers with only licencjat  degrees will be covered under the gran

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Institution Merger: National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)

National Yang-Ming University, located in Taipei, and National Chiao Tung University, located in Hsinchu, have agreed to merge into one institution. The merger is expected to be in effect by August 2020. The combined institution will be known as National

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Yukon College to become University (Canada)

Yukon College, located in Yukon territory of Canada, is set to become a university in May 2020. The new name of the institution will be Yukon University; it will be the first university in Canada's territories. The institution plans to focus on studies r

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Renamed Institution: Solapur University (India)

Solapur University in India was renamed Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University in March 2019. The institution was formerly part of Shivaji University before becoming a separate university in 2004.

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Beyond the 12-Year Paradigm: A Journey through Extraordinary Secondary Systems

In October of 2019, I was fortunate to attend the TAICEP (The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals) conference in Vancouver, Canada. My colleague, Amy Kawa, and I presented on the topic of extraordinary secondary systems that

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Spring Festival holiday extended due to coronavirus outbreak (China)

The State Council of China has announced the extension of the official holiday for Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) to help stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Originally set for January 24-30, the holiday has now been extended until February

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Online Verification: Laikipia University graduation lists (Kenya)

Laikipia University, Kenya has booklets from its graduation ceremonies, containing lists of graduates, available on their website: https://www.laikipia.ac.ke/graduation-booklets The lists date back to 2013, which is the year the institution became a univ

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Disruption of higher education in Yemen

In the on-going conflict in Yemen, Houthi forces have disrupted higher education by interfering with curriculum, staffing, and campus life at Yemeni universities. They have replace numerous board members, faculty, and staff with Houthi loyalists, and hav

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New general education curriculum to be implemented (Vietnam)

The Minister of Education and Training (Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo) of Vietnam has established a new general education curriculum for primary and secondary education. The new curriculum is designed to allow more time for outdoor and recreational activities,

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Online Verification: state database of professional titles available in Jalisco (Mexico)

State of Jalisco cédula verification site: https://serviciossgg.jalisco.gob.mx/profesiones/ Similar to the national Registro de Profesionistas (Register of Professionals), you can verify a cédula issued by the state government of Jalisco through the Cons

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