Reports from Ethiopia say the government has enlisted the services of software company IOHK in its bid to launch the country’s biggest blockchain deployment to date. As part of the agreement, the Cardano protocol creator will be tasked with the job of creating a blockchain-based national student and teacher identification system.
High Praise for the Initiative
According to the government, this project is initially expected to involve more than five million Ethiopian students. Meanwhile, this link-up between these two parties has been hailed by both the Ethiopian government and IOHK. For instance, in his comments on the deal, Education Minister Getahun Mekuria, praised the project saying this would “make the nation’s education provision more dynamic.” The Minister added:
We believe blockchain offers a key opportunity to end digital exclusion and widen access to higher education and employment.
For his part, IOHK African Operations…