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Forging certificates is a serious offence, ECZ should do more-Milupi

General News Forging certificates is a serious offence, ECZ should do more-Milupi

Charles Milupi Addressing the media
Charles Milupi Addressing the media

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.

9 COMMENTS

  1. The grade 12 clause makes me so happy. It has started the process of cleansing our nation of useless leadership. Incompetence hold all African countries back.

    • ECZ SHOULD PUBLISH A LIST OF ALL THOSE THAT WERE FOUND TO HAVE SUBMITTED FAKE CERTIFICATES. SECONDLY ECZ SHOULD ALSO PUBLISH A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL CANDIDATES AND THE QUALIFICATIONS UPON WHICH THIER CANDIDACY WAS ACCEPTED. THIS WAY TRANSPARENCY IS ENSURED AND OPPOSING CANDIDATES CAN ALSO CHECK ON THIER RIVALS CREDENTIALS.

  2. How come all the arms of the law are all sleeping on the job? Do you surely need someone to tell you to do your job. Police should be part of the team that are doing the authentication of these certificates. If someone presents a forged document, there and then, that person must be arrested and charged accordingly. This will forestall all those i.diots that think they can hoodwink the system so that they can get positions and steal peoples money. Ata!

  3. WHAT MILUPI IS SAYING IS TRUE. FORGING A CERTIFICATE IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE. BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND OTHER CONCERNED INSTITUTIONS ARE NOT AT ALL CONCERNED WITH THE ISSUE. I AM SURE THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO ISSUE AN ARREST WARRANT. THE INERTIA IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL INVOLVED IN THE ISSUE OF THESE FAKE CERTIFICATE. BALILYA MA BRIBES BALIFUTA NAPATUNWA. NOT KNOWING THAT WHAT GOES UP ALWAYS COMES DOWN.

  4. Imwe GBM alina grade 12 certificate or alibe? Or did he go to any trade school before? Is this the reason he has opted to push for his daughter to stand in Kasama instead of himself? Since a VP is supposed to be a member of parliament how will GBM maneuver this one? Does this explain why he is making so much noise to remain relevant?

  5. Interesting indeed! But for the recent market mayhem, the police were so quick to arrest GBM & in fact, had full resources at their disposal. Maybe by PF standards (since majority are crooks anyway), forging a certificate is a trivial & minor offence not needing police action. That is why I dislike the Zambian Police – very corrupt chaps with no professionalism, moral fiber, or ethics – just behaving like party hooligans!

  6. Forgery is a serious offense, which in most nations is punishable as a felony by the federal government. Forgery involves the making, altering, use, or possession of a false writing in order to commit a fraud. Lungu is a so called lawyer so why has he not acted on those who committed forgery on their certificates. This man is a fraudster and his 1 minute fame is over! You cannot not have a criminal mind and chose who to prosecute and who gets the free Get Out of Jail Card. This is pathetic from the man in charge of the nation. In fact it seems like he is a coward and afraid to turn his own people in or those from the opposition. You Are Fired Mr. President!

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