Palestinian Arabyoum.com website reported on January 4 that a number of students received dentistry diplomas from Armenian universities for 15.000 without even having been to Armenia.
Chairman of the Arab Union of Dentists Fahri Hassan said in an interview with the site that the police had discovered 200 fake medical diplomas, 56 of which had been issued by Armenian universities.
“Some of these people were able to get these diplomas within a few weeks; I’m convinced that there is a criminal group in Armenia which carries out this operation. There are three universities in Armenia that issue such diplomas – a state one, a private one, and a Russian one. A criminal group of the same kind exists here as well; it as Palestinian and Syrian members who cooperate with each other and buy these diplomas in Armenia. There are students who studied in Jordan and the Arab American University but failed the first year; they were, however, somehow able to get diplomas from Armenia within a year. This is a dangerous phenomenon. I have appealed to the Ministry of Health and to the police to look into the documents received from the universities of Armenia,” Hassan said, adding that some of these people have even managed to open and operate dental clinics.