1,700 fake engineers to be named, shamed in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds have gained employment as engineers due to lax regulations, says Saudi Council of Engineers
1,700 fake engineers to be named, shamed in Saudi Arabia
By Courtney Trenwith
Wed 07 Jan 2015 01:16 PM

A list of 1,700 people who allegedly forged their engineering degrees will reportedly be released in Saudi Arabia.

Employees with fake credentials had caused “tremendous construction delays” in some cases, Arab News reported.

The Saudi Council of Engineers was preparing the list in a bid to prevent those named from gaining employment in the kingdom.

A council source told the newspaper none of those on the list had been penalised.

They had been able to work in the kingdom due to lax regulations and low penalties for those caught, the newspaper said.

“Exposing them in a list is the lightest way of punishing them, since they deserve far worse,” council chairman Hamad Nasser Al Shaqawi was quoted as saying.

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