Media Indonesia, Page 14
Many inducements are offered to attract potential students. However, it is important to check out the legal status of the college before making a decision. Even though not recognized by the government, “distance learning” institutes are mushrooming. Many people have been conned by the promise of low fees and lectures at the weekend. The reality is that the certificates issued by such colleges are not recognized by the state.
According to the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Director General of Higher Education, Djoko Santoso, such ‘distance learning’ institutes had no legal basis. Consequently, the certificates they issued also had no legal basis.