Ninety-six officials have been found to use fake high school diploma certificates to seek jobs in Thoai Son and An Phu districts in the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang, according to a source in the Economic Board of the provincial Party Committee.
Out of the ninety-six, 52 hail from An Phu and 44 from Thoai Son district. The standing board of the Party Committee in Thoai Son district will take disciplinary action against 16 officials who are holding important positions in communes and towns.
One defaulting official from An Phu District is working in the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, while most other defaulters are senior officials in the district administration.
After an investigation, authorities uncovered that each of the officials had spent a few million dongs to obtain the fake degrees.