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Cardano-Ethiopia Partnership: IOG Will Give Digital Identification to 1 Million Students by the End of 2021

As a report has it, Ethiopia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Input Output Global (IOG), the software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), on a project to provide digital identification to students and teachers.

According to the report, the agreement was signed by Ethiopia’s Education Minister, Prof. Berhanu Nega, and Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, the largest proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain.

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The report says that the current agreement aims to assess the status of the project as soon as it’s completed and delivered at the expected time.

Cardano-Ethiopia Partnership: IOG Will Give Digital Identification to 1 Million Students by the End of 2021
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IOG to Give 1 Million Students Digital Identification by the End of 2021

In the course of the signing ceremony, Prof. Berhanu Nega, the Minister of Education, lauded the progress of the project and stated that the first 1 million digital IDs will be issued to students by the end of the year.

Reacting to the new development, IOG chief, Charles Hoskinson, pointed out that his company will provide the digital identification on time as expected and will continue to work with the Ministry of Education.

The report further states that digital identification of students and teachers is one of the activities to support the country’s education sector in technology.

The partnership between IOG and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education was announced on 27th April 2021 to create a blockchain-based national ID and attainment recording system. The partnership targets 5 million students and 750,000 teachers in 3680 schools.

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Reacting to the major partnership back then, IOG noted:

“Based on Atala PRISM, the ID will allow the creation of secure records of educational performance for3.5k schools, 5M students and 750k teachers, giving all pupils verifiable digital qualifications, increasing social mobility and allowing lesson planning and attainment monitoring.

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“This partnership is at the heart of Ethiopia’s Digital Transformation Strategy. IOHK has long recognized how developing world countries could uniquely benefit from blockchain, and this deployment is key in our vision for Africa.”


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Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba is a passionate writer with a vast interest in the stock market. She joined the crypto ecosystem about three years ago and has written lots of ebooks and articles in relation to cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. Tobi Loba earned her degree at the University of Ibadan.
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