Teachers’ certificates found forged

DUBAI — More than 60 teachers used forged experience certificates while applying for teaching jobs at the Ministry of Education (MoE) for the current academic year, it was disclosed to Khaleej Times by official sources of the Legal Affairs Department at the MoE. The sources said that the MoE had prepared a list of all these teachers to initiate action.

By Mohsen Rashid (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Fri 23 Nov 2007, 9:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:39 AM

Of these 60 people, many were short-listed for and underwent the personal interviews. Some also succeeded in getting the jobs, the sources disclosed.

The teachers had submitted the required documents during the last summer break, and earlier.

When the MoE recently came to learn of the fake certificates, it wrote to the Ministry of Justice to take the matter to the court.

As for the method used in detecting the forged documents, Mohammad Al Fardan, head of the HR Department at the MoE, said, “The Minister of Education, Dr Hanif Hassan, had given directions to forward the credentials of all the hired staff to the embassies of the respective countries to verify the authenticity of documents.

“This was done after they had passed the interviews. Later, the MoE received a letter from the embassy of an Arab country in the UAE stating that many of the experience certificates were forged.”

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