The Herald reports that at least 6 people were arrested for submitting fake Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates in a bid to get visas to the United States (US). The publication confirmed that 30 out of 40 “O” and “A” Level certificates recently submitted to the US embassy were fake.
According to information gathered by The Herald, only six out of 30 applicants turned up at the US embassy for visa interviews yesterday. Among those arrested was Rangarirayi Lloyd Mugwara, who was accused of forging Zimsec Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates. Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) public relations manager Ms Nicky Dhlamini said they will have the culprits charged with fraud and hopefully catch the one producing the certificates. Said Dhlamini:
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We will take the culprits to the police station and they get charged with fraud. We are assuming that the court process will then happen and hopefully we will be able to catch the culprit who is actually doing this (producing the certificates).
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. ZIMSEC was setup as a result of the 1994, Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Act. Amoung other reasons, the examinations were localised to ensure the end of colonial... Read More About Zimsec