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By Stephanie Foden and Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal prosecutors are investigating seventy complaints of college courses across the country operating without authorization from the Ministry of Education (MEC). Most of the complaints were made by students who experienced difficulties while trying to obtain their graduate and post-graduate diplomas.

Additionally, grievances included allegations of false advertising by institutions and irregular administrative and academic management. Over the past two years, sixteen graduate and undergraduate courses were closed for either not having official permission to run or not meeting other rules established by the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?