DODOMA, Nearly 10,000 Government employees have been sacked in Tanzania for having submitted fake educational certificates when they had applied for jobs.
This was said by the Tanzanian President John Magufuli who was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector.
Some of them had been using their relatives' school certificates, while others did not appear on official records at all.
President Magufuli has given those on the list until 15 May to resign or face legal action.
These people occupied government positions but had no qualifications they robbed us just like other common criminals, Mr Magufuli said, urging officials to name and shame offenders.
We have been working hard to create new jobs while there are people in government who hold fake degrees, he added.
He has also asked newspapers to publish the names of everyone on the list.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK