ADD President Charles Milupi says the Examination Council of Zambia and the Ministry of Education should do more than just announcing to the that people are taking fake grade 12 certificates for verification.
Mr Milupi said faking certificates is a serious crime which should be taken seriously by the Examination Council and the Ministry especially that people are trying to circumvent the constitution.
He explained that not long ago a named former MP was jailed for a similar crime and that it is important that the council tells the nation who the people with fake certificates are.
“I think we saw the same case with Masumba who was handed a jail sentence. Its a criminal offense to circumvent the law especially in a manner that concerns the constitution, elections are constitutional matters and if you want to circumvent matters that are already in the constitution it is a criminal offense.
“It is not good enough for ECZ and the Ministry to be just issuing statements and saying we have so many cases, if they have proof that people are taking fake certificates then they have to report the matter to the Police so that they can send a message that it is not proper to alter certificates not only for this purpose but for other purposes as well,” he said.
When contacted for a comment ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono said the Commission has taken note of the matter and will work with the Police to pursue it.
Minister in charge of General Education Dr John Phiri yesterday said over 60 aspirants have submitted fake Grade 12 certificates for verification.