Making it easier to spot fake degrees

The South African Qualifications Authority is introducing new regulations on the evaluation of qualifications obtained from foreign institutions to curb the scourge of fake degrees, writes Mogomotsi Magome for Independent Online.

The South African Qualifications Authority, or SAQA, has also introduced new security features on its certificate of evaluation which compared the foreign qualification with those offered in South Africa. The new regulations are contained in a draft policy which will see each application for evaluation of qualifications obtained abroad going through a stringent verification process.

This comes amid a heightened prevalence of fake qualifications in both the private and public sector, reaching such high levels as ambassadorial positions in government and higher education institutions.
Full report on the IOL site