- July 1, 2021
- Posted by: Austine
- Category: Academic Fraud
Date: June 27, 2021
To: All Presidents and Heads of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
From: Campaigners for Academic Crimes Court (CACC)
Cc: MOE, NCHE, USAID, UNESCO, and The Media
Subject: A Call for Credential Audit
Dear Presidents and Heads of HEIs:
CACC has painstakingly observed, detected, discovered, and exposed dozens of academic fraudsters who are lecturing at various public and private universities in Liberia. Academic fraud has become a new normal across Liberian universities including secondary schools.
In pursuit of academic integrity and excellence, CACC is earnestly striving to put an end to this national tragedy that poses an unending danger to our collective future and undermines national development.
Therefore, we crave your indulgence to conduct an independent and comprehensive Credential Audit in your various institutions. There are dozens of lecturers and so-called professors with fake degrees and these fraudsters are of zero worth to quality education in Liberia.
This Credential Audit (CA) or Verification of Academic Credentials (VAC) will certainly expose and weed out a good number of academic fraudsters from various universities and other higher education institutions.
CACC is willing and available to provide technical support free of charge. CACC has a scientific verification platform that is very credible to countercheck and verifies academic credentials of any kind or any type. Our system easily detects fake degrees from legitimate ones.
CACC seizes this moment to also call on MOE and NCHE to conduct a National Verification Exercise of all academic credentials throughout Liberia. We are calling for a credential audit from nursery to tertiary.
We look forward to a mutual partnership as we together envision a new day of academic integrity, excellence, fair competition, and a merit-based system in Liberia.
- Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, President, UL
- Dr. Romelle Horton, President, CU
- Dr. Elliott Wreh-Wilson, President, TU
- Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, President, UMU
- Dr. Alvin E. Attah, President, AMEU
- Dr. Franklin T. Dalieh, Presdient, SMPU
- Dr. Benjamin Dorme Lartey, President, AMEZU
- Dr. Emmanuel G. M. Kollie, President, AUWA
- Dr. Momulu A. Massaquoi, President, LBTS
- Dr. Buz Beauchamp, Presidnet, ABCU
- And Presidents of other HEIs
We are grateful for your understanding and cooperation in this pursuit as CACC remains optimistic. Academic integrity or zero tolerance for academic fraud through a credential audit is possible everywhere and anywhere. Liberia must not be an exception to this changing dynamic.
Focal Person: Martin K. N. Kollie
Campaigner on Research and Reporting
Campaigners for Academic Crimes Court (CACC)