Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates.

Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said that some had been using their relatives’ school certificates, while others did not appear on official records at all.

President Magufuli has given those on the list until 15 May to resign or face legal action. He has also asked newspapers to publish the names of everyone on the list.

The 9,932 people named in the report account for more than 2% of the country’s estimated 450,000 civil servants. When President Magufuli came to power two years ago, the government temporarily suspended recruitment in some government sectors while they checked up on existing employees’ qualifications. The report focused exclusively on secondary school qualification and did not examine university degree certificates.

 

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