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dc.contributor.authorMariga, M.
dc.contributor.authorMotsitsi, C.B.
dc.contributor.authorLekonyane, C.B.
dc.identifier.citationMariga, M. et al. 2014. Verification of Academic credentials for recruitment: a municipal response to the breaches of integrity. (In: 3rd SAAPAM Limpopo Chapter Annual Conference, Mokopane, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 29-31 October 2014. p. 356-372).en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-620-61131-2 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe paper evaluates the local government processes developed for ensuring the authenticity of educational credentials in the Sedibeng District Municipality. Verification of academic credentials forms part of the internal control in a legitimate institution. The paper finds that academic fraud is on the increase across the world, developing and developing countries alike, and it is a threat to the intellectual integrity on which the advancement of knowledge depends. globally, a set of laws and regulations have been established to tackle the rise in fake qualifications. However, such measures are inadequate and unreliable, and perpetrators are often detected after a significant number of years. The paper points out that advances in technological communication have facilitated the growth of academic fraud by electronic means. As a result it drives the public sector recruitment process making it impracticable for recruitment officers to closely inspect individual applications in detail. the paper observes that support staff posed minor risks compared to senior and middle managers, which is a costly threat to societies, to their efficient operation and to public trust in the reliability and security of their institutions. The paper calls for a system that would mitigate the risk of educational fraud often experienced in the public sector. It suggests that means be devised to adopt responsive and enhanced efficient processes for dealing with breaches of integrity.en_US
dc.subjectInternal Controlsen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Credentialsen_US
dc.subjectSedibeng District Municipalityen_US
dc.titleVerification of Academic credentials for recruitment: a municipal response to the breaches of integrityen_US
dc.contributor.researchID24874097 - Mariga, Moses Simbarashe
dc.contributor.researchID23108460 - Motsitsi, Constance Brenda
dc.contributor.researchID22809538 - Lekonyane, Busisiwe Charmaine

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