By Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 30 June 2014:
The Ministry of Interior has said there is truth to reports that a total of 700 . . .[restrict]forged certificates have been used by its employees to provide false qualifications.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Rami Kal, told the Libya Herald that the ministry had begun investigating claims of the use of falsified qualifications, published by the Libyan News Agency LANA, adding that at this point they appeared to be correct. Kal said detailed results of the inquiry would be made available in the coming days.
LANA quoted an anonymous security source as saying the 700 forged documents, which included bachelors degrees, technical qualifications and secondary school diplomas, had been seized by the Ministry of Interior after employee histories were cross checked with Ministry of Higher Education records.
The Ministry of Interior fired more than 200 employees last week for failing to turn up to work. Other policemen who have not been going to work have been given an ultimatum by acting Interior Minister Saleh Mazegh who has said that if they do not do so by the end of Ramadan they will be sacked.