The Registrar of UJ, Prof Kinta Burger, pointed out that UJ’s new digital certificate system further protects the University’s certificates from fraud and preserve the reputation of the University and the integrity of qualifications. Prof Burger concludes: “UJ is committed to applying new technologies either in the form of artificial intelligence, machine learning or automation. This natural evolution brings about accessibility to technology and is only a small step as we are embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are pleased to offer this service to our alumni and at the same time protect UJ’s qualifications and reputation”. The introduction of digital certificates follows the launch of several online learning programmes aimed at creating a generation of informed and connected global citizens.
qualifications and put them in control of who can verify their qualifications.” Key features incorporated into the new system are designed around international security standards and are compliant with legislation in terms of the protection to personal information. “Once a third party or a prospective employer requests to verify an awarded qualification, the certificate holder must authorise the access. UJ is constantly reviewing and implementing security technologies to bring our clients the latest, cutting-edge systems and certification security
features”, says Dr Van Zyl. Included in the key features
which the new digital certificate system offers, is the ordering of lost or damaged certificates; the requesting of academic records or transcript supplements; a secure online payment portal; an optional delivery by courier (nationally or internationally) and the validation of awarded qualifications.
“THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE SYSTEM GIVES OUR ALUMNI ACCESS TO THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND PUT THEM IN CONTROL OF WHO CAN VERIFY THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.”
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