Input output Hong Kong, better known as IOHK, supports the Ethiopian government in using blockchain technology to modify their education system.
The research and development arm of Cardano uses his expertise to supply the Ethiopian authorities A new system for student and teacher identification, digital class review, and remote monitoring of school performance. The Atala PRISM ID from IOHK allowed Authorities to keep a tamper-proof record of the performance of five million students on 3,500 schools. It also enables the Ethiopian government to determine the location and causes of poor performance.
John O’Connor, The director of IOHK’s Africa Operations Unit rated Ethiopia’s blockchain-based education system as “important milestone” for your organization. He explained:
“After five years of research and development, Cardano is now mature enough to support a blockchain solution that can be adapted to an entire national population.”
IOHK believes that The current blockchain-based transformation of the Ethiopian education system could extend to post-secondary institutions as well. especially when using digital verification.
Getahun Mekuria, The Ethiopian Minister of Education commented on the initiative as follows:
“We believe that blockchain technology offers an important opportunity to end digital exclusion and expand access to higher education and employment.”
Africa has been one of IOHK’s key development goals over the years. In 2019 The organization launched a new training initiative in Ethiopia and Uganda to teach women how to code in Haskell, the main programming language behind Cardano. In addition to local initiatives, Africa is a central part of IOHK’s vision of providing financial services the “population without banks” of the world, this is estimated at approximately 1.7 billion people.
The founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson believes Africa will play an important role in deploying blockchain infrastructure over the next five years. She hopes to have multiple locations across the continent during this time.