Tales of people being able to use fake certificates or siblings certificates are no longer folk stories. Bank of Ghana has recently sacked two of its staff who were caught to have used ‘fake certificates’ during the Banks recruitment process according to a press release by the Bank of Ghana on 18th January 2022.
This latest development in Bank of Ghana may be considered as an embarrassment for the regulator which is supposed to set standards for the institutions it regulates. However, the phenomenon of state institutions recruiting people alleged to have used fake documents is not new in state institutions with some being at high level portfolios like a former staff at Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) head a division of the trust but was later ‘fired’ for using ‘fake certificates’. Read the full statement
The Bank of Ghana has taken note of a news item circulating on social media on recent dismissals by the Bank of Ghana.
The statement circulating on social media is twisted to misinform the general public. It is not true that 90 percent of recently recruited staff were found to have presented fake certificates. The incident being referred to involves two (2) members of staff whose appointments were terminated for providing fake certificates as part of their employment documentation.
As part of due diligence processes during and post recruitment, those found to have presented forged documentation (including academic and professional certificates) are either dropped from the recruitment process or their services terminated if already on-boarded and on probation. The Bank of Ghana wishes to put on record that dismissals are a regular Human Resources management function for staff whose conduct is unsatisfactory or have committed an offence, as stipulated in the Bank’s handbook on Human Resource Policies
18th January, 2022.