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Angry students are trying to secure a refund from a Singaporean business school which was closed down after it was found to be offering fake degrees. The Brookes Business School, which claimed its qualifications were from well-known academic institutions, including the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, had around 400 students enrolled; its programmes cost up to S$12,000 ($8,333). A report on channelnewsasia.com, suggested that all foreign students enrolled at the school—around 200 in total—would automatically be covered by an insurance scheme run by Singapore’s consumer association and should receive refunds. However many local students, for whom the scheme was optional, would have to try their luck in a smalls claims tribunal.

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