Ex- Libyan Official: School Teachers Are Telling Students to Cheat


The Head of the Supreme Authority of the Libyan National Forces Alliance, Tawfiq Al-Shehibi said that Libyan teachers are asking students to cheat in the school exams.

“I asked my niece about her exams in grade 9, and she told me that the teachers urged the student to cheat, but in a low voice,” the politician tweeted on Thursday.

Al-Shehibi denounced the phenomenon of cheating in Libyan schools. He confirmed that he personally suffered “the same trauma” 24 years ago.

“My niece told me: How does a diligent equal a lazy person? Why does this phenomenon not stop? They are destroying young people, generation after generation,” he concluded.

After the fall of the long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, the forgery of official documents and corruption spread in Libya.

Notably, the validity of the university degree presented by Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba is under scrutiny.

Libyan human rights activist, Hussam Al-Qamati accused Dbaiba of forging his university degree in order to run in the Presidential elections.

Al-Qamati tweeted that Dbaiba forged his university degree, which the PM claims he obtained in 1990 from the University of Regina in Canada.

“He does not have a university degree. He graduated with a high school in applied engineering from Tripoli. After reviewing the attached certificate, we decided to verify its authenticity and contact the Canadian University of Regina, which denied that Dbaiba had studied there or obtained a university degree from it,” he tweeted.

The Presidential Elections Law in Libya, which was issued by the Libyan Parliament stipulates that candidates must have a university degree. The law also says that the candidate must not hold any other nationality.

Presidential elections were set to be held last year, but have been postponed indefinitely. This was due to a dispute between the conflicting political parties.