June 5, 2018


Ranking member on the committee of Education and Member of Parliament for Akatsi North, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has said the phenomenon of people obtaining fake academic certificate is tarnishing the image of the Nation.

According to the Akatsi North lawmaker making a statement on the floor of Parliament, there is the need to establish a National Qualifications Board (NQB) to fight the canker.

He further noted that education received by our grandparents in the castle and mission schools years back prepare them for life.

This legacy is being eroded by the emergence of fake certificates being awarded at various levels and added that quite a number of people are not prepared to study to obtain certificates, but prepare to pay people to write for them or either buy fake certificates, he lamented.

Mr. Peter Nortsu-Kotoe recounted that few years back, verification exercise carried out by the Ghana Education Service revealed that a large number of people got employed with fake certificates.

The Ministry of Education is severally being requested by employers and institutions abroad to verify certificates that are emanating from Ghana for authentication.

“Political parties to avoid embarrassment should take steps to verify certificates of persons seeking political office in their names, before any embarrassment befall them as a party”, he lamented.

“Mr. Speaker, the Board if established should vigorously verify certificates, so that the embarrassment that the nation is facing in the academic world is eliminated”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com