The Malaysian Ministry of Education has recently introduced E-skrol, an app built on the NEM blockchain.
On Sept 19th, a local news article reported that the app will be available for all the public and private universities in the country. The app will make it possible to verify “the authenticity of Malaysian degrees.”
Malaysian education minister believes that fake education certificates have a negative impact on the Malaysian education system.
“There are people who latch on to the reputation of Malaysian public universities to improve their profiles by displaying fake certificates. I believe the blockchain application can change this situation.”Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malik
He adds that anyone will be able to verify a Malaysian degree from anywhere in the world including the name of the graduate, full transcript, graduation date and class of degree. One needs to just scan the QR code printed on the certificates through the app.
Malaysia takes blockchain into consideration
A recent work visa program was launched by the Malaysian government where professionals can have the right to stay in the country for up to 12 months to provide blockchain-related services including training at a Malaysian company. The Malaysian government wants to attract blockchain capable talents from all over the world.
“We will be kicking it off starting with blockchain jobs. The number of visas to be issued depends on the projects that will be run by blockchain companies in Malaysia.”MDEC growth ecosystem development vice-president Norhizam Abdul Kadir