The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and 11 higher education institutions (HEIs) have launched a digital document verification platform.

The new system will use the ministry’s system to generate a non-transferable QR code for all educational documents, including degrees, to eliminate fraud and improve the efficiency of producing certified copies.

The system also promotes the digital revolution, in line with international best practices.

A ministry press release noted that a May 22 signing ceremony between telecoms minister Chea Vandeth and representatives of 11 HEIs officially launched the verification platform, along with the necessary network infrastructure.

“The cooperation of these HEIs with the ministry is crucial to implementing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recommendations regarding the digitalisation of the public and private sectors as a priority to establishing a digital government, economy and society,” said Vandeth.

Thus far, signatories include the Royal University of Phnom Penh; Royal University of Law and Economics; Royal University of Fine Arts; Institute of Technology of Cambodia; National Institute of Education; National University of Battambang; National Meanchey University; University of Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum; Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture; Kampong Chheu Teal Institute of Technology; and the American University of Phnom Penh.

Vandeth stressed the importance of education’s role in the digital transformation, as it is the Kingdom’s youth that will ultimately benefit in the future.

He urged all stakeholders to adapt a proactive spirit and prepare to take advantage of the evolution of the global digital transformation.

The new agreement will allow the swift verification of degrees and other qualifications and make it possible to share them more easily.

More public and private HEIs, as well as state institutions, are expected to join the verification system soon