The Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation today submitted a new criminal complaint to the basic state prosecutor in Podgorica due to the well-founded suspicion that another person submitted a fake diploma, "Vijesti" has learned.
The report was filed against a person with the initials A. Č.
According to unofficial information, it is about a higher education document, which recently arrived at the Ministry, headed by Anđela Jakšić Stojanović, for nostrification.
"The Ministry filed a criminal complaint against the ODT Podgorica due to the well-founded suspicion that the person submitted a false and untrue educational document and thereby committed the criminal offense of document forgery under Article 412 of the Criminal Code," the Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation told "Vijesta" unofficially.
A months-long investigation by "Vijesti" showed that Miljana Pavličić, the assistant director of the Institute for Public Health, has been working in that important institution for years with forged educational documents.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation officially announced that the authorities in that ministry today filed a criminal complaint with the basic state prosecutor in Podgorica due to the well-founded suspicion that A. Č. submitted a non-authentic educational document in the process of recognition of a foreign educational document.
"Deciding on the submitted request for the recognition of a foreign document on acquired higher education, the competent higher education institution determined that the attached document was not issued in that institution and that it is not authentic, which is why there are reasonable suspicions that A. Č. committed the criminal offense of document forgery from Article 412 of the Criminal Code of Montenegro," the announcement states.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation added that they will continue with this practice in the future.
"We expect the competent authorities, within their powers and competences, to take all the measures and actions necessary to determine the allegations from the application and to jointly provide an adequate institutional and systemic response to the abuse of educational documents," they said.