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Punish those who forged certs, say 71 percent of respondents

‘Accused need to be put on trial’

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: Results of a questionnaire conducted by Al-Qabas electronic daily about the best way of dealing with the fake academic certificates issue revealed that 71 percent of the respondents called for punishing those who forged certificates, reports Al-Qabas daily.

In addition, 13 percent stressed the need to put on trial those involved in the case, 12 percent requested for cancellation of the accreditation of fake degrees, and four percent believe that dismissal from the job is the best option.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health formed Monday a committee to examine graduate and post-graduate certificates of staff, Kuwaitis and expatriates, specially those who acquired them through non-scholarship means.

Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha is chairing the committee which would authenticate certificates of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and administrative staff, a ministry statement said. The ministry will be contacting the Ministry of Higher Education to verify authenticity of suspected certificates. The statement affirmed the ministry would take legal action against any person proved to have a forged certificate

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