The Teaching Council of Zambia has detected fake teachers in the education service who forged grade 12 in order to get jobs in government.
Teaching Council of Zambia registrar Ebby Mubanga says 490 teachers have been found with forged G12 and GCE certificates.
This was discovered during the on going teacher registration exercise for teachers country wide.
Dr Mubanga says that the number is likely to increase once the exercise is concluded.
He was speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka today.
The Teaching Service Commission failed to detected these teachers when they applied for jobs.
Examination experts say most people with forged Grade 12 Certificates and poor results are found in the Ministry of General Education.