April 20, 2017

Certificate fraud: Head teacher demoted to gateman, security man becomes teacher

A Head Teacher with the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, on Grade Level 13 has been demoted to the post of a gateman on Grade Level 04, while 758 others were sent to lower grade levels for using fake certificates to gain employment into the service.

Dr. Stephen Odey, Chairman of SUBEB, told Vanguard in Calabar that over 758 teachers with fake certificates and 700 ghost teachers were uncovered during screening across the state.

He said: “We got a lot of petitions from stakeholders intimating us about the presence of teachers in the system who are using fake certificates and we had to embark on a screening of the teachers across the state and what we saw was marvellous.”

Dr. Odey said the fake certificates have been confiscated from their owners. He added that although no punitive measures, apart from demotions and suspensions, would be applied on the culprits, measures have been put in place to ensure that recruitment into the state teaching service is devoid of malpractices and fake certificate syndrome as in the past.

“If we sacked all the teachers with fake certificates, the crime rate in the state will increase and also the governor of the state believes that there should be food on the table of everyone in the state.

“So we had to mete out justice with mercy by only demoting them, which is quite traumatising.”

He revealed that those with genuine certificates are being promoted, while some who were employed as security men and care-givers, but have acquired additional qualifications, have been redeployed as class teachers.

15 comments:

Ay360 said...

Dats elimination by substitution

Austine Gabriel said...

Interesting

Oladimeji Seun. said...

Better.

okorochas justin said...

A very good and articulated action against corruption...

They are lucky not to have been sanctioned legally...

godwin progragrammer said...

fake people everywhere!

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Hmmmmmmm

Anurika Onwu said...

What a swarve of destiny

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Good judgement

Nasiru Adoke said...

good one..do what is right and earn the reward for it..

inumidun said...

Serz gbege! Reaping when dey didn't sow..

I. C Bruno said...

The system needs a thorough sanitization

Daniel Ishima said...

Nice job!

Sunshow said...

Really nice

Hassan Aderemi said...

Shortcut with it's consequence.

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

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