The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture requires applicants to certify copies of their diplomas – Dagblad Suriname
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture requires applicants to certify copies of their diplomas at the institute where they obtained their diploma. It happened with Donovan, who graduated as an economist from the university and also has a pedagogical certificate from IOL (Institute of Teacher Training).
Donavan says in a conversation with Dagblad Suriname that he had to pay 200 SAR for his diploma at university and 100 SAR for IOL. He also had to get copies of his diplomas certified by the Ministry of Education on Monday. And he paid 150 Saudi riyals for it, a total of 450 Saudi riyals.
“Plus, you can’t get these documents back on the same day. So you understand what kind of hostility this entails. You have to incur a lot of costs to apply for a job in the ministry. The costs are very high, especially for someone who is just starting out. Moreover, The university and the law institute are under the ministry, so how can they suspect the diploma? Can’t they request information from the ministry from the institutes/training courses of this applicant if he has already graduated?” asks Donovan. “It saves applicants a lot of time, energy and costs.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture said in response to Dagblad Suriname that this is a requirement, because a lot of fake documents have surfaced in recent years. “Through testimony, the ministry wants to prevent this scene from progressing.”
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