Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is partnering with the smart contract platform TomoChain to develop a blockchain-based archive for the issuing of diplomas.
According to a press release, the initiative is called the National Qualifications Archive (NQA) and will provide a standardized process at the national level to ensure that diplomas uploaded to the TomoChain blockchain are accurate.
Diplomas are typically sent out by academic and training institutions to agencies and employers. This widespread practice can facilitate academic fraud, stemming from the fact that verifying educational qualifications of candidates can be lengthy and expensive. With the NQA, agencies and employers will be provided with an economical way to verify diplomas and curb academic fraud.
Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc says technology and innovation will drive future developments, and help resolve long-standing issues faster.
“Diploma and certificate management is one of the issues that need to be renovated by technology, which is