KZN tops Unisa frauds

2013-06-26 00:00

THE University of SA (Unisa) has prosecuted 94 cases of fake qualifications, consisting mainly of fraudulent matric certificates, over the past three years. KZN tops the list.

It is believed that since 2005 the university has reported 50 cases of fraudulent Senior Certificates in the province.

The university also raised concern about the slow progress in investigating and prosecuting complaints with the relevant authorities in the province.

Unisa spokesperson Martin Ramotshela said considering that they have more than 375 000 students this year alone, the figure of 94 cases over a period of three years is relatively low.

“However, our stance is that every single transgression of this nature is one too many and must be regarded as serious and dealt with accordingly,” he said.

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