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Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. The president said that these people occupied government positions but had no qualifications. He also said that the government has been working hard to create new jobs while there are people in government who hold fake degrees.

John Magufuli

President of Tanzania - Tanzania ( Tanzania)


One out of every five resume floating around could be fake or dysfunctional. Fake certificate is an issue that we do struggle with on a daily basis. Typically, details on educational aggregates, qualifications, tenure at a company and designation are the most commonly misrepresented data fields. Also, the misrepresentation in terms of professional experience is quite common.

Rituparna Chakraborty

CoFounder - TeamLease ( United States)


With employability at the forefront of many universities, it is the link with the commercial world where the danger of fake degrees needs to be keenly considered. Once an employer has taken on a graduate worker who cannot deliver, they will not wish to engage with that university in the future. Fake degrees bring with them a clear risk of damage to university reputation.

Thomas Lancaster

Associate Dean - Staffordshire University ( United States)