ISLAMABAD – One of the degree mills allegedly run by the Pakistani software company Axact issued an online MBA degree to a dog in United States.
Chester Ludlow, a pug dog from Vermont, was awarded the MBA degree by Rochville University, an online college that offers degrees based on life and work experience.
In May 2009, GetEducated.com organized the operation against Rochville University submitted a resume for Chester along with $499.
On June 5, 2009, an express packet in Chester’s name arrived from a post office box in Dubai. Chester’s distance MBA diploma, two sets of college transcripts, a certificate of distinction in finance, and a certificate of membership in the student council were in the package.
According to the paperwork, the pug ‘earned’ a GPA of 3.19.
According to the local Urdu dailies in Pakistan, the fake degree selling company Axact said that if Chester had paid $100 more he would have been given GPA of 4.
It’s worth mentioning here that Pakistani IT Company Axact under huge criticism after the report published in New York Times alleging that the company running world’s largest fake degrees selling mill.
Islamabad’s law enforcer and investigation organisations probing the case as upper house of Pakistan parliament also show the concern on the issue.
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