South Sudan’s government on Friday resolved to prosecute those that will be found with fake academic documents.

“The resolution was passed to the effect so that these people are traced, arrested, and taken to court because if you are honest person, you are not supposed to acquire fake documents and use them for employment, if you are doing that, you are harming the government and you are harming your own people and the country because you will be given an assignment in which you will not perform because you did not study and you are not qualified.” South Sudan’s Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth said.

Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting on Friday Lueth said that the cabinet listened to the presentation from the Minister of General Education and Instruction Awut Deng about fake academic documents in the country and she clearly stated with figures that there are a lot of fake documents that are being used by employees in South Sudan and especially documents that were taken for authentication in embassies in Uganda and Kenya.

“So, these documents were disqualified and the number is big. In Uganda, there were over 400 fake certificates, diplomas, degrees, or even PhDs and master degrees, and Kenya has about 16 fake documents, all these documents, most of which have been confiscated and will not be allowed to be used” Michael Makuei said.

Due to lack of educational infrastructure many South Sudanese people go to school in Uganda and Kenya.

Source: Juba Echo