The prevalence of fake certificates affects the credibility of education
Ministry of Higher Education must impose stern punishment by revoking the college license of those colleges which were found not acted according to the regulation and only aimed at raking in profit and being irresponsible by engaging in the selling of fake certificates
Thursday, 26 July 2012
In referring to a private college in Subang Jaya was recently discovered selling fake certificates, Gerakan Youth Secretary General, Dr. Dominic Lau urges the Ministry of Higher Education to draw up a plan to stop the fake certificates from affecting the credibility of education in our country.
“Before this, foreign students abused their students ID card and absent from classes which happened regularly, they were engaged in vice activities, some of them even involved in robbery and murder cases, up until recently cases on which private colleges are selling fake certificates, not only it is jeopardizing our country’s reputation, but also the credibility of education’s quality. In turn, it will cause our graduates to be subjected under unreasonable question at the workplace internationally,” says Dr. Dominic Lau.
“Ministry of Higher Education must impose stern punishment by revoking the college license of those colleges which were found not acted according to the regulation and only aimed at raking in profit and being irresponsible by engaging in the selling of fake certificates,” adds Dr. Dominic Lau.
“Gerakan Youth welcomes and supports the effort by the government to actively promote higher education. However, in order to achieve the goal, the government should not allow some private colleges continue with their misconduct including the recruitment of fake students and selling fake certificates,” says Dr. Dominic Lau, who is also a former Associate Professor in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and currently an Associate Professor in University College Sedaya International (UCSI).
Dr. Dominic Lau suggests the Ministry of Higher Education to draw up a plan and mechanism promptly, cooperating with all colleges nationwide to set up a control system, allowing the colleges to upload the certificates and relevant information of the graduates so that the employers are able to verify the authenticity of the certificates through the system. For instance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has jointly set up a system with JobStreet, so that the employers will be able to verify the authenticity of the certificates by entering the student’s name, class, certificate and graduation date.