SPPG adopts blockchain-based certificate verification system

A Nigerian-based unconventional learning institution, School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG), has announced the implementation of a cutting-edge blockchain-based certificate verification system.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Chief Executing Officer (CEO) of SPPG, Alero Ayida-Otobo.

She said the learning centre as an unconventional school designed to attract, develop and produce a new generation of political leaders, is the first in Nigeria to model the latest technological initiative. 

According to the statement, “The blockchain aims to enhance the security, transparency, and accessibility of academic credentials, ensuring the integrity of student achievements.

“The blockchain will respond to the proliferation of digital credentials and the increasing prevalence of credential fraud. The SPPG recognizes the importance of adopting advanced technologies to safeguard the value of its certifications.

“By leveraging blockchain technology, the school is revolutionizing the way academic achievements are verified, providing stakeholders with a secure and immutable record of students’ accomplishments.

“Unlike traditional verification methods that rely on centralized databases susceptible to tampering and unauthorised access, the blockchain-based system offers a decentralized and transparent solution.

“Each certificate issued by SPPG is securely recorded on the blockchain, creating a tamper-proof digital ledger that can be accessed and verified by authorized parties from anywhere in the world.

“VX Technologies’s blockchain platform revolutionized our academic credential management process at the SPPG. Its user-friendly interface made it incredibly easy to use, while its functionality elevated the entire verification process. With VX Technologies, we have streamlined certificate management, ensuring efficiency.” 

Talking about what the society stands to gain, the CEO of SPPG said, “The benefits of the blockchain-based certificate verification system extend beyond security and transparency. It also streamlines the verification process, reducing administrative burdens for employers, academic institutions, and other stakeholders. 

“With instant access to verified academic credentials, employers can make informed hiring decisions more efficiently, while students can seamlessly share their achievements with prospective employers and academic institutions.

“Furthermore, the adoption of blockchain technology aligns with SPPG’s commitment to innovation and excellence. By embracing emerging technologies, the school is preparing its students for the digital future and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

“As SPPG continues to lead the way as an unconventional school of politics, policy and governance, the implementation of the blockchain-based certificate verification system reaffirms its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and transparency.”

SPPG was founded and is being chaired by Nigeria’s former Minister Dr Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili.