KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Ministry of Education and Higher Education became the gateway for fake certificates due to lack of scrutiny about the sources of certificates, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The daily quoting sources said the Ministry of Higher Education depends on the Cultural Office to endorse certificates, although the latter’s routine task does not allow for scrutinizing the content of certificates.
They added the Ministry of Education and Higher Education endorses Medicine and Engineering certificates issued by universities in countries that have no cultural offices in Kuwait, leading to infiltration of the job market with fake certificates. Sources pointed to expatriate teachers flooding the Ministry of Education without necessary approval due to widespread influence (wasta) and favoritism. They stated many reasons for appointing such teachers, including low salaries.
They reiterated the committee formed by the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa to investigate fake certificates was merely a routine procedure, indicating no positive result came out of its activities due to the interference of some politicians and influence.