Firms say verification on EP applicants’ educational qualifications already in place; Fake degree issues exposed over recent years

Companies in Singapore have reportedly already implemented measures to verify the educational qualifications of foreigners hired on Employment Passes (EPs), according to Channel News Asia. Multinational companies in the country said pre-employment checks, including educational qualifications, were already part of their procedures. From 1 September, firms must submit third-party verification proof for diploma-level and above qualifications. Currently, verification proof only has to be submitted if a candidate’s educational qualification is not from an accredited institution. MPs from the Workers’ Party and the Progress Singapore Party have called for increased scrutiny of foreign talent qualifications.

Netizens express scepticism over MOM’s new EP verification measures, say it is long overdue and call for an assessment of skills

SINGAPORE  —  Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said starting 1 September this…