Fake Degrees Scandal in Pakistan

We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week’s Friday news we speak about a murder of a research assistant in Turkey, fake degrees scandal in Pakistan and merger that made Tampere university the second-largest in Finland.

A research assistant killed by a student in Turkey

After the murder of  a 23-year-old research assistant by a student in Ankara, the Turkish Ministry of Interior and the Council of Higher Education will be establishing a joint commission to develop measures against violence at Turkish universities, reports Ahval. A special action plan will be developed in response to the murder and other violent incidents in recent months. Ceren Damar Şenel, who was a research assistant at Çankaya University’s Department of Law was killed in the office by her student after she caught him cheating during an examination. Her death has created public outcry in Turkey, with many people being shocked because of the fact that a university student entered into the campus with a gun.

Fake degrees scandal in Pakistan

65 crew members and 16 pilots from Pakistan have been suspended over fake degrees scandal, reports The News. After. After this decision was made by the Supreme Court, counsel for Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stated: “Degrees of 16 pilots and 65 cabin crew members were fake and their licenses have been suspended.” The Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said: “The impression is that action is being taken in haste over the court order.” He also added that the court does not want to deprive anyone of their sources of income.

Tampere University becomes the second-largest in Finland

The Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere have merged to create Tampere University, which is now the second-largest university in Finland, reports University World News. This move will additionally remove borders between Finnish university colleges and universities. Even though the merger processes were problematic, the move was welcomed by students, union leaders, professors, the rector and the ministry. It is interesting that Tampere University will be the second university in Finland to be operated by private law instead of by public law. The main purpose of the merger is to trigger strenghtening of external funding.

Author: Muamer Hirkic
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