Army, police, parents attention

Army, police, parents attention

If such malpractice has found inroads into the smart areas of the rightly-called disciplined forces, then there is every reason to start worrying. Again, if some of the very persons expected to be role models of discipline and honesty have cheated, then the high commands of the two forces should carry out investigations to find out who did that.

NIDA Director General Dickson Mwaimu told reporters on Monday that 248 TPDF soldiers and 700 police officers had forged certificates and as if that was not enough, there were some cases where more than one person had the same certificate.
But it is high time we accepted the reality -- that what happened in the military and police is just a tip of the iceberg.

It is really cause for national concern and something must be done to check the trend lest Tanzania becomes a nation of education fraudsters.It is not only the military and the police where this is happening or has already happened. The desperate quest for employment among school drop-outs  must have given rise to increased cases of forgery of certificates.

If checks were to be instituted in all other institutions, more such rot would surely be exposed, which does not augur well with efforts to improve the quality of the country's workforce as it prepares for greater East African regional integration and globalization dictates.  

This forged certificates' scandal, for that is what it exactly is, is the product of poor examination results and desperation for employment. This is what all stakeholders in the education sector, including the government and parents, should strive to check through putting more emphasis on quality education on the part of the former and follow-up of children's school progress on the part of the latter.     

Some schools -- and students, as amply illustrated by annual results released by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania, have completely failed to perform. Attention. This is another wake-up call for all and sundry to first check all forgery loopholes. But on the larger scale, we just have to improve the quality of our school leavers. There is no other exit.


We need to stick to code of ethics  and conduct for public service

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has expressed concern ...

Author: EDITOR

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