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University staff face forgery charges

TWO university employees have gone on trial in connection with forgery.

A Sudanese computer technician and a Bahraini informatics centre manager have been accused of forging official documents.

They allegedly forged eight certificates and increased exam results of 33 students throughout last year.

The Bahraini pleaded not guilty at the High Criminal Court, where he appeared for the first time yesterday.

The trial was adjourned until September 9 for review and for the other defendant to be summoned to court.

The Sudanese man told prosecutors his co-defendant ordered him to manipulate the students' exam results.

"He told me to go on the computer and change the exam results of the students," he said in his statement to prosecutors.

A witness, who works at the university, also claimed he saw the Bahraini defendant inciting the Sudanese to change the results.

"The Bahraini suspect directed the Sudanese defendant to raise the results of the students, so students continued to study and pump money into the university," the 57-year-old told prosecutors.



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