Lying about your qualifications can cost you more than a job

[ANALYSIS] Lying about your qualifications can cost you more than a job

18.2.2020

[ANALYSIS] Lying about your qualifications can cost you more than a job

When competition is tough and livelihoods are at stake, many will do anything for employment and a salary to make ends meet.

With the presumption that many of these cases still remain unreported, this worrying trend has prompted lawmakers to strengthen existing legislation.Academic fraud is an increasing global problem as the internet and new technology make it easier to buy and sell false degrees, according to a report published by the National Student Clearinghouse, a US-based NGO. You can either buy a certificate from a fake institution or a fake qualification purporting to be from a legitimate university.

Although people might be less inclined to lie on their CVs if it means they could end up in jail, why do many take the risk in the first place?“Young people face a double whammy with financial barriers making it difficult for them to access tertiary education coupled with dim prospects of finding a job if they don’t have the necessary credentials,” De Beer points out.

De Beer is encouraged by the government’s efforts to weed out fraudsters but says that our leaders should not lose focus of the “push factors”. If the convenience of buying a fake qualification from so-called “diploma mills” is an attractive prospect, it’s important to consider what might be pushing people in that direction, she adds.

“Feenix was launched to help these students connect with a host of donors so they can raise the funds needed to pay their tuition fees, including settling historical debt,” de Beer explains.

Read more: eNCA

Yes pliz many citizens around SA use fake educational qualifications It should start in Parliament and government before it comes to Us.. Along with retirement age.. How when you can steal billions and walk a free man 🧟 Excellent news Can the voluntary omission of information on your CV makes one liable for the same?

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