Bogus teachers fired

2010-10-19 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has fired 53 of its employees, most of whom were school-based educators, for having submitted fake educational qualifications for their jobs.

In a statement released yesterday, the department said that initially 56 employees faced charges of misconduct for submitting fake qualifications

However, three have since died, it added.

The department said the breakthrough follows an internal control and risk management exercise launched earlier this year, prompting the department to embark on a massive headcount of all employees.

Said the department’s superintendent-general, Dr Cassius Lubisi.“This is part of a continuous and sustained campaign to identify individuals who have submitted fraudulent qualifications in the department.

“… this has dire consequences for the department considering that some officials were holders of critical posts within the system.

“The department has suffered huge financial loss with an estimated R14 million lost for the period March 1, 2004, to August 2009 as a result of this scam,” he added.

Lubisi said the losses suffered in terms of monetary value were immeasurable compared to how the education of hundreds of children has been compromised as a result.

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