Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Iranian minister flaunts bogus Oxford degree

Iranian minister flaunts bogus Oxford degree | Education | The Guardian: "When sceptical MPs questioned the eligibility of Ali Kordan to be Iran's interior minister, he believed he had the perfect riposte; a law degree obtained from one of the world's most elite institutions, the University of Oxford.

He even flaunted a graduation certificate on university-headed paper purporting to award him an 'honorary doctorate of law' for 'opening a new chapter' in comparative legal studies.

Now Kordan's extravagant claims have landed him in hot water and severely embarrassed the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the university denied ever having awarded him a degree."

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