Increase in fraudulent lecturers at universities - educators' council

2016-11-14 15:25
Sace website. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Sace website. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Pretoria - Cases of fraudulent educators at tertiary level have increased for the year 2016, the South African Council for Educators (Sace) announced on Monday at a press briefing in Pretoria on the misconduct of educators.  

Sace is responsible for the registration of educators.

Sace chief operating officer Matseliso Dipholo said universities that are being targeted by fraudsters include the University of Zululand, Unisa and North West University.

She singled out the University of Zululand as having been found by the council to have a "massive number" of fraudulent educators.

"We have an interim committee with UniZulu because they are also aware they have a massive number of people coming in."

At least 20 educators at the university are being prosecuted for fraud, she said. The educators in question were registered with Sace.

Three bogus educators have also been identified in Mpumalanga and one educator, who has been at the University of Venda for 20 years, was deregistered, she said.

"Any educator that is teaching knowing they have a fraudulent qualification, run."

Dipholo said they were closing in on these educators, adding that they were now looking at public schools.

"We are done with most private and independent schools. We are getting to public schools," she said.

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