Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh said teachers who create fake degrees in order to join the Education and Training for Teacher Profession (PLPG) is a major and extraordinary crime.
Along with Surabaya Bishop Mgr Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono and Widya Mandala (WM) Rector Prof. Kuncoro Foe G.Dip.Sc PhD, the Minister responded to the PLPG Rayon 141 Committee’s discovery of 804 fake teacher certifications from Surabaya State University (Unesa).
Based on an observation of these files up until Monday (19/8), as many as 247 files out of 2,050 participants were reviewed while around a total of 804 files need to be clarified.
These alleged fake degrees will be sent to their related universities for inspection.
During the initial stage of PLPG 2013, the PLPG Unesa committee discovered 13 fake degrees under the name of two private universities in Surabaya. The next PLPG 2013 will consist of 11,096 participants from 25 provinces and 54 majors.