The Education Ministry building in Beirut, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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The investigation into the scandal was launched in October last year, when the Education Ministry's Higher Education Council fined three universities for selling fake degrees: the American University of Culture and Education, the Lebanese French University and Sidon University College.On March 12, director-general of higher education at the Education Ministry Ahmad al-Jammal was brought in for questioning, days after seven executives from Sidon University College were arrested and implicated Jammal in the scandal. They had told investigators they had had a "financial agreement" with Jammal, who would register people who had purchased fake degrees as third-year students in the ministry's records, a judicial source said at the time.Last week, 10 additional suspects were arrested and referred to the Military Tribunal for their involvement in the sale of fake university degrees.
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