NBTE moves to stop certificate racketeering in TVET institutions

National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zaptrance Workdwide Ltd. for development of a s`Quick Response Code (QR Code) generating system.

QR code will be used on certificates issued by Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions under its purview.

Executive Secretary, Prof. Idris Bugaje in a in Kaduna on Saturday, noted that QR code initiative would fast track certificate verification processes and eliminate its racketeering.

According to Bugaje, the will enable schools to unique QR codes for insertion on certificates base on data they will feed the with.

“This will enable prospective employers, institutions and other relevant bodies to scan code for authentication and determine instantly if a certificate is genuine not.

“NBTE is often overwhelmed with requests from local and international organisations for confirmation of certificates issued by TVET Institutions, but board can only give information regarding accreditation status of TVET  programmes.”

executive secretary assured that with QR code, stakeholders would be able to ascertain authenticity of TVET certificates with ease.

“This will eliminate certificate racketeering and allow organisations to instantly verify genuineness of certificates from any part of the world. (NAN)