Fake degree scandal: SSNIT Board to decide fate of IT Director today

Fake degree scandal: SSNIT Board to decide fate of IT Director today

- Reports emerged during preliminary investigations of the SSNIT software scandal that the IT Director presented fake degrees when he applied for the job

- Caleb Afaglo has however denied these reports, maintaining that he earned all his qualifications

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The current rot at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) takes a new turn as the board of the trust will meet today, August 30, to determine the fate of IT Director.

Fake degree scandal: SSNIT Board to decide fate of IT Director today

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The board will give its judgement on the dismissal of the IT director, Caleb Afaglo, following the revelation that he presented false qualifications when he applied for the position.

He was exposed by the Economic and Organized Crime Office when it emerged that he was heading the department involved in $72 million software scandal, without the proper qualifications.

According to EOCO, Caleb Afaglo did not possess a genuine bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or a doctorate degree, all of which he presented when he applied for the position in 2015.

Investigations into his employment history revealed that he was selected for the post because of his ‘impeccable’ qualifications which were found to be fake.

Afaglo had previously worked at Trust, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and MTN Ghana as an IT consultant.

Fake degree scandal: SSNIT Board to decide fate of IT Director today

Caleb Afaglo

He was reportedly dismissed from his previous firms after it was discovered he did not have the accredited certificates.

However, Caleb Afaglo has denied these reports, stating he indeed has a doctorate degree.

He said the institution that awarded his certificate was closed down some years after he graduated, but that does not nullify his qualifications.

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