The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will now use blockchain services from sMart contract platform TomoChain after a recent partnership. The Ministry would do Using the core functions of the blockchain like transparency and immutable verification of the data.
According to a press release shared with AMBCrypto, the ministry’s National Qualifications Archive program will ensure that all certifications received by the country’s students in high schools and higher education are uploaded to the TomoChain blockchain. So far, this would be Vietnam’s largest research into blockchain technology. In fact, this initiative marks the first time a public government has adopted a public blockchain at the national level.
So far, governments and researchers have only talked about the introduction of blockchain. During one Adviser to the United Nations wanted to Kenya Adopts Blockchain Technology To Fight Government Corruption And Business Crimes. A research wing at King’s College London explained how blockchain technology can reduce the risk of potential nuclear war. However, these proposals have so far only remained on paper.
This also appears to be the case in education. While in 2017 the University of Melbourne started Using blockchain to issue digital credentials, among other things. A survey conducted last year gathered that only 2% of these respondents in higher education used blockchain and 47% of these respondents indicated a lack of interest in the technology.
However, the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education pointed out the solutions of blockchain technology in education and training, Nguyen Van Phuc said in a statement:
The management of diplomas and certificates is a problem that needs to be solved by technology that is relevant to society as a whole and is also cost effective for the diploma management system in particular and education in general.
The nationwide system is to be introduced for the 2020-2021 school year. After the successful examination, all types of diplomas issued by training units of the Ministry are gradually incorporated into the system of the National Qualifications Archive, which corresponds to around 1.5 million diplomas per year.
In the meantime, prior to this partnership, based in Singapore TomoChain’s corporate experience has included developing solutions for the healthcare, energy and automotive industries.