Dear Editors, 

Raffles Education Corporation Limited’s response to the online article titled “Director at Raffles Education Corp Holds Fake Degrees” (20 April 2015 at 9.25pm).

We would like to highlight that Mr Terence Seet, a Singapore citizen, was employed by us from 5 July 2010 to 18 September 2013 as a College Director with Educomp-Raffles Higher Education Limited in Chennai, a joint venture between Educomp Solutions Limited and Raffles Education Corporation Limited. He did not hold any teaching position.

At the time of Terence’s application for employment as College Director, we had in good faith relied on his purported qualifications and especially his 16 years of relevant working experience, and two supporting references from his previous reputable employers.

We had initiated an investigation to validate Terence’s qualifications after he addressed himself with a professional title of “Dr.” when dealing with people outside of our organisation. The investigation revealed that Terence’s doctorate was from a degree mill. In consequence thereof, Terence was asked to resign with immediate effect in September 2013 and which act is in conformity with the established practice of our company.

We take a serious view of this case. Further, the qualifications, suitability and integrity of all our staff (whether academic or administrative) are of critical importance to us. The fact of the matter is we were the one who had found out that Terence’s qualifications were not genuine and had immediately taken action on the matter the moment the truth was established.

Yours Sincerely,

Angela Tan

Corporate Communications

Raffles Education Corporation Limited

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