80% of Niger teachers’ certificates are fake — Govt

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Niger Gov. Sani Bello

Niger Commissioner for Works,  Ibrahim Panti, said eighty percent of workers in the State Ministry of Education, particularly teachers parade fake academic qualifications.

Ibrahim, who chairs the ongoing screening committee of the state civil servants made this startling revelation in an interview with newsmen in Minna, the state capital.

Recall that OrijoReporter reported that a printer, who was picked up by the police for his role in the State College of Education certificate forgeries owned up to the crime.

The Commissioner said, findings revealed a huge numbers of the teachers in the state’s employ got employment with bogus certificates.

“The screening had been so revealing as 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 and could not also speak correct English. “Most of them are teachers and one would wonder the type of knowledge they would have been imparting on the students,” he said.

 

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