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May 14 2019

A Maths teacher from Brighton has been banned from teaching for life after lying about having a 2:1 BA (hons) degree on his CV

A Maths teacher from Brighton has been banned from teaching for life after lying about having a 2:1 BA (hons) degree on his CV.  Mr Craig Bozic, who was teaching at the school for nearly a year before resigning in March 2018, is now prohibited from teaching indefinitely and will not be allowed to teach in England again or even apply for the ban to be removed!
 
Mr Bozic was never able to produce evidence of his degree, despite multiple requests from the school, which led to the investigation that ended to this ban for life. A professional conduct panel which took place in Coventry reported that Mr Bozic lied on his CV in order to secure the teaching position and it was a "deliberate act to conceal the truth".

Verifile often deals with degree-related fraud, and these are the most common issues we uncover: 

  • Exaggeration of grades is super common. Candidates will bump their grades up, for example, and A level results such as C, C, D may become B, B, C if the candidate is modest or to straight As if they are more daring. Same applies to degrees where 2:1 is increased to a 1st for example. 
  • Candidates who never finished their degree course often claim on their CV that they did. 
  • Buying an unrecognised 'degree' online based on 'life-experience' is another common fraud. A Diploma mill sells fake degrees and worth $1 Billion a year so this is a thriving industry! 
The decision regarding Mr Craig Bozic can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-misconduct-panel-outcome-mr-craig-bozic)