Cardano has seen tremendous adoption in recent months. In the latest development, IOHK, the blockchain research, and development arm of the Cardano blockchain announced a partnership with the government of Ethiopia.
This unique tie-up involves the implementation of a blockchain-based national student and faculty ID, as well as an educational background recording system. This essentially enables users to digitally and remotely verify their grades, monitor school performance, and further, the growth of education and employment across the country said the official press release.
Cardano Boosting Education Sector Of Ethiopia
In short, Cardano will essentially enable the students and the teachers to seamlessly track grades, behavior, attendance, and educational background, from kindergarten to primary and secondary education quite accurately.
From managing schedules and transfers, to report behaviors and dropouts, the latest project will subsequently continue to college. For instance, the bachelor’s degrees will be digitally certified on the Cardano blockchain. Employers of an educational institution, on the other hand, will be able to verify the authenticity of the applicant’s educational background information.
The project is one of the biggest blockchain deployments in Ethiopia. In line with this, IOHK African Operations Director, John O’Connor, stated that the blockchain-powered education transformation is an important milestone on the software company’s mission to offer economic identities and employment, social and financial services for the digitally deprived section.
Moving forward with its digital transformation strategy, Ethiopia also aims to use IOHK’s recently built Atala PRISM ID in the future As part of the wider adoption, this will allow authorities to develop a tamper-proof record of educational performance for five million students, 3,500 schools, and 750,000 teachers to track the locations among other things while simultaneously targeting educational resources constructively.
Following the development country’s education minister Getahun Mekuria, was quoted saying,
“We believe blockchain offers a key opportunity to end digital exclusion and widen access to higher education and employment.”