Nigerian government fires 80% of staff at Ministry of Education, says they falsified certificates

Nigerian government fires 80% of staff at Ministry of Education, says they falsified certificates

The Niger state government fired 80% of the state Ministry of Education staff, saying it found that their certificates were falsified.

This was revealed by a committee that the government commissioned to evaluate all categories of public officials in the state.

Investigative committee chairman Ibrahim Panti, who revealed this over the weekend, pointed out that the union behind the printing of the false certificates from the Minna State College of Education had been arrested by the police.

He also said that five members of the institution’s staff were also detained by the police for the matter.

According to Panti, a printer arrested for his role in the crime confessed to police when questioned that he printed and sold false certificates to many, which they used to obtain employment both in the state and outside of it.

Panti said: “The evaluation has been so revealing that 80 percent of the state Ministry of Education staff are not really certified.

“During the exercise, many of them couldn’t even write their names or speak English properly.

“Most of them are teachers and you wonder what kind of knowledge they have imparted to the students.”

Noting that all the culprits had been fired, he said they would be replaced by those with genuine certificates.

The Niger state government had also recently fired an official posing as the state Agriculture Commissioner and 79 other officials of the Niger state civil service for engaging in various types of fraud deemed detrimental to the government of the Niger. state.

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