By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 11 June 2015:
The Tripoli-based Audit Bureau . . .[restrict]reports that of the 40,179 student grants claimed at Tripoli University, only 28,533 are claimed using correct National ID Numbers.
Of the balance of 11,646 students claiming the grant, 9,817 have incorrect National ID Numbers and 1,829 have numbers that are duplicated.
|Student grants at Tripoli University|
|Total number of student grants||
|Correct National ID Numbers||
|Incorrect National ID Numbers||
|Duplicated National ID Numbers||
The Audit Bureau says that the figures were revealed during a review carried out by the National ID Number implementation follow-up committee of student grants data for Tripoli University and of the database of university employees that claim salaries from the state.
It will be recalled that there has been a drive by the Audit Bureau to eliminate the wide practice of Libyans claiming multiple state salaries.
The computerization of the National ID Number system has enabled the authorities to reduce the spiraling state salary bill considerably.
The crackdown on duplicated or fake National ID Numbers and the proviso that all state-sector salaries are made only through a valid National ID Number has come about due to Libya’s dire economic and financial state.
The political and military split in Libya, the fall of oil production to between 20-30 percent from the peak 1.5 million bpd and the fall in international crude oil prices from over US$ 100 to about US$ 60/b, has forced Libya to cut state spending. [/restrict]