The Bad Effects of Fake Diplomas
There has been a serious epidemic of fake diplomas in some big cities recently. Obviously, its appearance and development involve two parts: the demander and the supplier. People who do not have the necessary diploma to get a desire job naturally thin of this short cut, especially when so many profit-driven people make fake diplomas so easily available. Usually a certificate of Bachelor’s Degree costs about 200 yuan, which is really cheap compared with the 4 years of hard work and the pretty big sum of fees involved in normal ways of getting the diploma.
The victims of fake diplomas are first of all employers, who pay high salaries but do not get real talents. By and by, his business will suffer, and it takes time and money to fine another one who may or may not hold a real degree. People who have genuine diplomas are also hurt greatly. They have honestly spent 4 or even more years and great energy working hard in schools, but cannot get any advantage in job hunting. Thus, actually this phenomenon may encourage people to cheat instead of acquiring a degree honestly.
To combat the epidemic, we should stop putting ever more emphasis on the academic achievement of job or promotion candidates. Instead, practical ability and individual personality should be recognized as important factors of excellent job performance. Besides, effective measures supported by advanced IT technology should be introduced and taken to help employers distinguish genuine diplomas from fake ones. Once the demand disappears, the supply will be gone too.