What's in the Name? Congolese Naming Practices

During Mobutu Sese Seko's authoritarian rule of the Democratic Republic of Congo (also known as Zaire) from 1965 to 1997 Congolese citizens were ordered to abondon their Christian or foreign names and replace them with the traditional Congolese names. Fo

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Obtaining Academic Records from Ukrainian Institutions

Higher education institutions in Ukraine issue an official standardized Academic Record (Akademichna Dovidka) to students who have left the institution due to one of the following: graduation, transfer to another institution, or other (personal or academ

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European Diploma Supplements Required in Ukraine

As of 2012 the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine requires all higher education institutions to be able to provide graduating students with diploma supplements issued in the approved format based on the Bologna system specific

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Falsified Documents Confirmed by Moi University (Kenya)

A U.S.-style transcript for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Business Management was confirmed falsified by Moi University, Kenya. The university confirmed that it only operates on a semester calendar system, not "Fall Quarter" and "Spring Quart

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New Diploma Formats Approved for Two Top Russian Universities

Two major federal Russian universities, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) were granted special status rights through the federal law No. 259 of 10 November 2009. The law provides for the institutions to de

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