It is certainly wrong to obtain an advance degree or to apply for a job on the basis of false certification or certificate but with a huge numbers turning around, it seems like a chronic problem.
Every other individual in a government department is coming up with the issue, it seems there is some problem with the overall education system of Nepal which is stagnant and rigid towards adapting and listening the voices of public.
So what is it that makes the people use fake certificates?
- Limited orthodox course study
- Lack of vision and expertise in designing the education system
- Lack proper policy
- Lack of development and research
- Lack of leadership
- Orthodox mentality of education and knowledge based on certificates
- Lack of proper skill based education
- Limitation of growth and development of industry
- Certification more powerful than skills
- Public policy weakening
I think its one of the major problem of our society that has a preconception of focusing and understanding the importance of high marks and percentage. when you score a high marks you have to study science or engineering, it doesn't matter what the interest of the child is but his scores matters. So these kinds of preconception have been predominant in practice. Similarly, the tendency of focusing certain field of study to certain marks and percentage is also another problem where a child scoring less percentage has a restriction of joining management and humanities only. I think its these pre-conception that are ruling and motivating the use of fake certificates.
By saying this I am not in support of fake certificates but I am against the orthodox education system that manipulates and produces students that are like vegetables. I am against the education system that fails to update against the modern development and growth where knowledge is pride more than certificates.
"Apart from that specially if you look at the trend of migrating workers every other person has a fake certificate as one of the government has set normal standard of education for applying through the legal channel to be minimum SLC and they acquire it by paying a minimum amount of money, " said a Foreign migration" agent in condition of anonymity.
Likewise, it is a sad situation in this country that it requires no education or standard to be politician but it requires a top level mindset and competency to work for the Nepal Government Bureaucracy.
One cannot just image when a non educated illiterate politician would advice a MBA joint secretary to do a job properly. One can just imagine the frustration and level of absurdness.
But this is reality and what has been happening people who work professionally need certificate but people who are responsible for the public do not require any level of education