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Education companies accused of cheating

Several of Sweden's municipalities are accusing two big education companies of awarding credits inappropriately to assistant nursing students, according to Kommunalarbetaren, the publication of the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union.

According to the report, the faster students finish the education, the more the companies earn.

The city of Stockholm has reported one of the companies, Medlearn, to the Schools Inspectorate, according to news agency TT.

"They want to give the most possible credits in the shortest time in order to earn money," says Linda Wikman, an education strategist with the city.

The programs which are being criticized are part of a government reform to increase competence within the field of elder care.

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