The Malaysian Ministry of Education has been putting blockchain technology into good use of late. A recent report made it known that the technology is currently being considered as an avenue through which degree fraud in the country can be curbed.
Malaysian Ministry of Education
The Malaysian Ministry of Education has come to the conclusion that the use of blockchain technology will be the perfect way for it to maintain the integrity and reputation of degrees awarded by universities in the countries.
As a result of this, the ministry has revealed an issuance and verification system targeted at verifying university degrees. The system is based on the NEM blockchain. The ministry has officially named the system e-Scroll system.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Education has also explained why it decided to stick to the NEM blockchain over other popular networks. The ministry made it known that the NEM blockchain was selected practically due to its unique features with regards to authenticating and managing traceability.
Since the idea came to light early this year through the Council of ICT Deans of Malaysian universities, all hands have been on deck to achieve the needed results.
The council stress that: “The e-Scroll system is expected to combat the rising cases of fake degrees in Malaysia some of which are now even being sourced online from ‘diploma mills’.”
The Effect of Fake Educational Certificate
A fake educational certificate has been identified as a major issue in the country. It was reported that the health sector of the country has suffered the most from the effect of fake certification. If this continues to happen, it can only get worse. The ministry further confirmed this in a recent statement:
“Realizing the need to safeguard the reputation and integrity of Malaysian universities, the Ministry of Education has taken a decisive action to prevent such degree fraud which also cheats and unfairly disadvantages genuine students,”