Online Verification: Updated link for Lovely Professional University document authentication (India)

Lovely Professional University, a recognized private university located in Punjab, India, offers online verification for both degrees and transcripts. The updated link and verification instructions are below. Website: https://www.lpu.in/authenticate/ Sel

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Selected private higher education institutions gain final recognition in Republic of the Congo

Recognition of private higher education institutions in the Republic of the Congo is determined by the Ministry of Higher Education. First, private institutions seek the Agrément de creation d’établissement which is the permission to administratively cre

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Connection 2021: Year in review

It was a busy year for the ECE® Connection. In 2021, we saw the addition of: 84 news articles 20 blog posts 20 ECE® Education System Charts and Keys 1,000+ sample credentials 1,000+ message board replies Our blog posts provided insight on a variety of ev

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Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai in China will be closed in 2024

Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai (BNUZ, 北京师范大学珠海分校) in China stopped new student enrollment in 2021 and will be closed permanently in 2024. BNUZ is located in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. It was jointly established in 2003 by Beijing Normal University (B

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Palestine Ministry of Education restructuring

In 2019, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي ) of Palestine separated into the Ministry of Education (وزارة التربية والتعليم ) and the Ministry of Higher Education (وزارة التعليم العالي ). This follows a series o

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Use of degree names prohibited for non-qualification education in China

The Ministry of Education of China recently issued the Regulations on the Management of Non-Qualification Education in Regular Higher Education Institutions (Trial) (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations). The term "non-qualification education" as m

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Online Verification: State databases in Mexico

As many credential evaluators know, the Secretaria de Educación Pública (SEP) of Mexico has for years maintained a Registro Nacional de Profesionistas (National Register of Professionals), where registered degrees can be looked up by either the holder's

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Nigerian WAEC offers third party verification

Sidmach Technologies, the company in charge of online verification for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, recently began accepting online payments so that universities, institutions, and other third parties can verify candidate resu

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New university in Argentina adds new programs

Universidad Nacional de Alto Uruguay (UNAU), located in San Vicente, is one of the two most recently established public universities in Argentina. Along with the Universidad Nacional de Hurlingham (UNAHUR), it was formally established by a ministerial de

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Indonesia Ujian Nasional (National Exam) discontinued

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology the Ujian Nasional (National Exam) will no longer take place. It has been replaced with the Assessment Nasional Berbasis Komputer (Computer-Based National Assessment). The new Nati

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Today is Giving Tuesday!

In the United States, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as "Giving Tuesday." The idea began in 2012 as an effort to combat the commercialism and spending that occurs the day after Thanksgiving (known as Black Friday) and the first Monday afte

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ECE volunteers

Earlier this year, as part of our ECE® Volunteers series, we had a chance to ask ECE President Margit Schatzman about our organizational philosophy on time off for service projects. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we'd like to share some of her thoughts

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Online Verification: Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado” lists of graduates (Venezuela)

Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado” (UCLA) provides a link on their website for looking up lists of graduates: http://www.ucla.edu.ve/secretaria/egresados/buscarprograma.htm Select the program of study from the drop-down, and it will bring up

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Libya Minister of Higher Education challenges accreditation of 64 private universities

According to a University World News article, Libya Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Omran Al-Qeeb issued a statement in October challenging the accreditation status of 64 private universities. All but 10 private universities have bee

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More than 4,000 sample documents available with ECE® Connection Advantage

We now have over 4,000 sample documents in our collection! Connection Advantage subscribers have access to high-quality scanned images of diplomas, degree certificates, transcripts, and grade reports. Recent additions to our collection include credential

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Reflections on ECE Land Acknowledgement

To recognize the people and cultures that previously occupied a particular place, land acknowledgement statements are becoming more common in the United States. As part of an ECE initiative, I helped develop the organization’s land acknowledgement statem

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Independent Examinations Board (IEB) to offer International Secondary Certificate (South Africa)

IEB International, a subdivision of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) of South Africa, has established the International Secondary Certificate (IEB-ISC) to be offered to students at independent schools outside South Africa. The IEB-ISC will replac

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Online Verification: Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (India)

The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) in Uttar Pradesh, India, provides a searchable list of PhD alumni on their website: https://acsir.res.in/ph-d-program-alumni/. The list includes the name of the student, the degree awarded, and thei

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Online Verification: Updated information for Ukrainian national diploma database

Most Ukrainian diplomas issued since 2000 can be verified in the register of educational documents of the Unified State Electronic Database on Education (EDEBO): https://info.edbo.gov.ua/edu-documents/. This register is managed by the Ministry of Educati

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Institution Renamed: Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering (Kazakhstan)

In 2018, Yessenov University became the official English name of the Kazakhstan institution Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh. Yessenov (Каспийский государственный университет технологий и инжиниринга имени Ш. Есенов

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