TUT vice chancellor loses his job

2011-11-01 21:13
Pretoria - Tshwane University of Technology's newly appointed vice chancellor Johnny Molefe has lost his job, administrator Themba Mosia said on Tuesday.

He said Molefe failed to provide valid documents in support of his appointment.

"Despite ample time being given to Prof Molefe, the administrator has not received anything by the given deadline to prove that Prof Molefe met the qualification requirements as advertised."

As a result, Mosia did not confirm Molefe's probation as an employee of the university."

TUT was placed under administration in August by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande after Molefe was appointed vice chancellor.

Molefe allegedly used a revoked evaluation certificate to apply for the university's top job.

The SA Qualifications Authority (Saqa) initially recognised the degree and issued an evaluation certificate.

However, it revoked this certificate upon realising the degree was not from St George's University - an internationally recognised institution based in the Caribbean island nation of Grenada.

Molefe allegedly used the revoked evaluation in his application despite the fact that Saqa had asked for it to be returned.

The advertisement for the position required applicants to have a doctorate.

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