Legal measures against forgery of educational certificates

A number of governmental agencies have heightened alert to put into effect the Cabinet’s mandate on examining the educational certificates of employees to prepare determining the practical procedures for screening and examining these certificates.

Government sources revealed to a daily Arab paper that the examination will target certificates issued from abroad only, and will include a large number of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti employees working in government agencies.

The relevant departments in government agencies will work on preparing proposals and mechanisms to address the issue of looking into the certificates, to submit them to the ministers and approve them, before commencing implementation, explaining that any discrepancies in the certificates will be sent to the Higher Education to verify its validity.

Sources also stressed that in the event that a certificate, whether secondary, bachelor, master, or doctorate, is found to have been forged by any state employee, whether Kuwaiti or non-Kuwaiti, legal measures will be taken against the employee and will be immediately referred to the prosecution to be held accountable and return all salaries and financial privileges the employee obtained under these certificates without exception.

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