We wish to refer to an article written by one Dr Gopee entitled “Are we misguiding and failing our youths?” in the issue of 22-29 March 2012 of your esteemed weekly. The last paragraph of the article appears to be a mediocre attempt to raise undue suspicion about the integrity and the credibility of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
What is remarkable is that he has not singled out any instance where according to him the TEC has registered a Tertiary Education Institution under political pressure or without applying the criteria of the TEC which are on its website. We hereby assure the public that there are no fake degrees being awarded by Tertiary Education Institutions registered with the TEC. It is very unfortunate that some people do not have the courage to do more than talk in terms of “ifs” and “buts”. We expect that the public will treat such articles with the contempt they deserve.
Dr P. Mohadeb
Tertiary Education Commission