In a bid to fight against fake qualifications, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has introduced the Digital Certification and Virtual Verification system, which enables graduates to access their qualifications digitally for third parties to verify certificates.

According to IT Web, all certificates issued by UJ can be verified for authenticity through the system and record holders can see who has verified their qualifications.

“Not only does this online system offer graduates access to their awarded certification credentials securely and electronically, but it also gives them access to share their qualification credentials for verification purposes with third parties or prospective employers, at no cost to both parties,” said director of Central Academic Administration at UJ, Dr. Tinus van Zyl.

The institution added that all historical and current certificates issued by the University will now be made available through the system. It is said to have key features that allow ordering of lost or damaged certificates, requesting of academic records or transcript supplement, and an online payment portal with the option of delivery by courier nationally or internationally.

“We are pleased to offer this service to our alumni and at the same time protect UJ’s qualifications and reputation. We hope that third parties and companies will use this verification service to prevent and deter the fraudulent use or misrepresentation of UJ qualifications,” concluded van Zyl.

[Source – IT Web]