EDUCATION: Niger sacks 80% education ministry staff over forged certificates

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The Niger State government has sacked 80% staff of the state education ministry saying it discovered that they forged their certificates.

This was revealed by a committee that was commissioned by the government to screen all categories of civil servants in the state.

The chairman of the screening committee, Ibrahim Panti, said, “The screening has been so revealing that 80 per cent staff of the state Ministry of Education are not genuinely certificated.

“During the exercise, many of them could not even write their names or speak correct English.

“Most of them are teachers and one wonders the type of knowledge they have been imparting on the students.”

He also made it known over the weekend that the syndicate behind the printing of the fake certificates of the state College of Education, Minna, had been arrested by the police adding that five members of staff of the institution had also been arrested by the police over the matter.

According to him, a printer arrested for his involvement in the crime, confessed to police during interrogation that he printed and sold fake certificates to many, which they used to gain employment both in the state and outside of it.

He however, noted that the sacked staffs will be replaced with those with genuine certificates.

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