Fake Recruitment Adverts,KNEC warns
Fake Recruitment Adverts,KNEC warns. The public has been cautioned by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to be on the lookout for a false job posting that has been posted on social media.
The council published a statement in which it claimed that its recruitment department had not released the information and cautioned the public about imposters.
Applications were being sought for a number of positions with the council, including those for Deputy Director, Examination Officer III, Examination Officer II, and Examination Officer I.
According to reports, the hiring process was supposed to start on February 15 and end on February 28. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 or 2024.
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) warned the public that a post announcing impending recruiting was phony after a recent spike in fake job opening calls.
A similar advertisement that put the public at risk of being duped circulated on social media platforms, prompting the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to release a statement as well.
While some dishonest advertisers just want to steal money from the applicants, the KNEC advertisement did not require payment, which raises concerns about the advertiser’s motivation.
The majority of government organizations advise the public to follow official and verified social media handles instead of third-party advertisements for accuracy. Also, they suggest job seekers to check official websites’ recruitment or jobs sections frequently for updates on positions.
The rise in fraudulent job postings coincides with a high unemployment rate that forces eligible Kenyans to compete for the few open positions.
The majority of Kenyans, who cannot afford to pay bribes to acquire public positions, are kept in a cycle of poverty by the lack of openness in Kenya’s government hiring procedures.
In Kenya, the issue of fraudulent job postings has increased, with criminals preying on unwary job searchers by taking advantage of the country’s high unemployment rate.
By encouraging openness in job postings and implementing a more stringent screening procedure, the government must take measures to shield individuals from these fraudulent practices.