Headteacher’s degree faked

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A HEADTEACHER at an international school in India has been found to have falsely claimed he gained a top qualification from the University of Sheffield.

Paul Meekin, head at the Trio World School, Karnataka, claimed on his CV to have qualified as a doctor of philosophy from the university in January 2004.

It was found to be untrue during investigations which followed his dismissal and arrest on a charge of sexually abusing a boy.

Meekin had also submitted a fabricated document to back up his application for the job.

He was dismissed after a complaint was filed by the boy’s mother and investigations are continuing.