We are happy to announce that renowned Nigerian erudite, Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe has joined Akowe’s Advisory Board to take the startup to the next level. Akowe, a digital wallet for verified and verifiable academic records for Sub Saharan Africa, is set to create simple but effective solutions for players in the Education and related sectors.
Verification as a Service
Today, most of Sub Saharan Africa’s Academic records are physical documents. These documents are prone to loss and damage, and will usually require a lot of effort to get re-issued in case of loss or damage. These physical documents are also easily forged. Which has now necessitated the need for verification of academic records. Employers spend a lot of money, time and effort in verifying the authenticity of academic records of their potential hires because the whole process is manual and slow moving. Akowe is set to change these processes by creating a simple but effective network that can aid in the digital verification of these records. We currently have a waitlist, where you can indicate your interest for notification when the service launches.
Digital Wallet for Academic Records
In today’s interconnected world, not only are we able to transact across borders within minutes, we should be able to apply the same technology to academic records. Certificate holders can list their credentials on Akowe’s Digital Wallet with the added advantage that we verify the authenticity of the credentials listed in your wallet. We do this by liaising with the issuing authority, thereby providing a stamp of authenticity on your records. This is one way to improve your career chances. Get started here with the Akowe Digital Wallet.
As a way to improve the authenticity of academic records, the process for creating them needs to be improved from manual processes to digital processes. As at today, Akowe has helped over 10 corporate clients issue over 30,000 digital certificates. Digitally issued certificates are secured using blockchain technology. So, as an educator who regularly needs to issue certificates, Akowe is your super simple tool for issuing certificates digitally. We are also confident that sooner or later, Nigerian Universities will adopt digital processes for the secure issuance of academic records.
Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe
We are extremely glad to have a renowned Nigerian erudite join Akowe’s Advisory board. As a public figure in the education industry, we believe that our joint goal in bringing this innovation to the masses is now well under way and we look forward to serving Nigeria and the entire Sub Saharan Africa on our innovation journey.
May 13, 2022.
Ayodeji Agboola, Founder Akowe.