The National Commission on Higher Education, Liberia, has disclosed plans to audit credentials of individuals at higher learning institutions beginning with the state-run University of Liberia and Tubman University.
However, the pronouncement comes amid public outcry on several Liberians including government officials who are believed to be in possession of fake academy credentials across the country.
The Director General of the NCHE, Professor, Dr. Edward Lama Wonkeryor, disclosed that the focus of the credential audit exercises is to verify the authenticity of credentials and proper placement of administrators and faculty of institutions of higher learning in Liberia.
He was speaking during the weekend at the 6th Commencement Convocation of the Grand Bassa University in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.
He said efforts are underway to ensure Civil Service Agency and other employers do not accept credentials from unauthorized institutions that continue to illegally operate higher education programs in the country.
The National Commission on Higher Education has since announced that it is formulating plans to implement credential verification exercises at public and private institutions of higher learning.
The higher education sector of Liberia comprises 54 tertiary institutions that include polytechnic, colleges, and universities.