Blockchain technology is growing at an unstoppable pace. Ethiopia and Tanzania seemed to be making use of this technology with the help of IOHK.
The underlying technology that cryptocurrencies have been employing over the years has proved to be widely beneficial. Blockchain technology has found a place in several industries across the globe. Now, Input Output Hong Kong [IOHK] seemed to be taking this technology to an African country in order to renew its education system.
IOHK Partners With World Mobile
In the recent Cardano Africa 2021 event, it was revealed that IOHK would be taking 5G to Tanzania with the prominent platform World Mobile, which works on blockchain tech. This partnership would reportedly give rise to a mobile network that would offer stable internet to those living in the African region.
IOHK Intends To Transform Ethiopia’s Education System
It was recently revealed that IOHK would be using blockchain tech to formulate a system that would entail a national teacher as well as student ID. With this system, teachers would reportedly be able to verify grades as well as keep an eye on the performance of the students digitally. This system will reportedly be put in place to bolster the education and employment rate across the country.
IOHK’s African Operations unit is currently being spearheaded by its director, John O’Connor. He revealed that the platform has spent about five years on research and development. This further allowed them to notice that Cardano was “mature enough” to employ a blockchain solution that had the ability to render to an entire nation. He added,
“Ethiopia’s blockchain-based education transformation is a key milestone on IOHK’s mission to provide economic identities and employment, social and financial services for the digitally excluded.”
With IOHK’s Atala PRISM ID, officials would be able to roll out the academic performance of over five million students from 3,500 schools in the country. This system would reportedly be a “tamper-proof” one.
Additionally, the country’s Education Minister Getahun Mekuria pointed out that his expectations with regard to the IOHK’s blockchain tech were high as it would end “digital exclusion”. He added,
“Ethiopia’s Sheba Valley is already recognized as the leading AI hub in Africa, 70 percent of our university graduates are in STEM subjects and we are now leading the way in using blockchain to digitalize education. This forms a key plank of our National Digital Transformation Strategy and will underpin a uniquely transparent, data-driven education system based on a dynamic curriculum.”