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Four Corners to report on corruption in international student market

TDA   |    20 April 2015

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Claims of academic fraud, and corruption in the international student marketplace are set to feature on tonight’s ABC Four Corners  (8.30 pm AEST).

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Four Corners

The program, ‘Degrees of Deception’ will highlight what it describes as “alarming new evidence of a decline in academic standards at institutions around the country”.

Reporter Linton Besser has also uncovered evidence of corruption among the network of overseas agents who scout for business on behalf of higher education providers.

It is claimed that many international students don’t have the English language skills to undertake studies, and this is fuelling a thriving black market in plagiarism and the corruption of some academics.

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