The minister is set to seek Cabinet approval for an audit of state employees’ academic credentials.
CAPE TOWN – Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Wednesday said people who fake their qualifications should be named and shamed.
He’s approached the South African Qualifications Authority (Saqa) for advice on the qualifications of state employees.
Nzimande was briefing journalists at Parliament ahead of his budget vote speech.
He said teachers found guilty of sexually abusing pupils have their names put on a register.
Now he wants the same thing to happen to state employees who falsify their qualifications.
“I’ve asked the Saqa to advise me on how we deal with this scourge of faked qualifications or people who claim qualifications they do not have and part of the mandate I have given them is the possibility of establishing a name and shame register.”
He’s set to seek Cabinet approval for an audit of state employees’ academic credentials.
“One of the most precious things any country can have is the credibility of its qualifications and higher education system because if we don’t it affects everybody.”
A number of high-profile figures have been exposed as faking their qualifications.
‘Name & shame those who fake their qualifications’