Sterling Bank partners with SPPG
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Sterling Bank has announced a ground-breaking partnership with the School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) to enhance credential verification through Blockchain technology. This collaboration signifies a major advancement in the efficiency, security, and accessibility of academic credentials in Nigeria.

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Recognizing the urgent need for a reliable solution, Sterling Bank has supported the implementation of VX Technologies’ Blockchain-based digital certification program. This initiative addresses the challenges faced by SPPG in managing and verifying academic credentials using traditional paper-based systems.

Game-changing initiative

“We are thrilled to partner with VX Technologies and SPPG to introduce this game-changing initiative,” said Obinna Ukachukwu, Chief Growth Officer at Sterling Bank. “At Sterling Bank, we believe in the power of innovation to drive progress and transform lives. By supporting the adoption of Blockchain technology in education, we are not only revolutionizing credential verification but also advancing our H.E.A.R.T strategy for Education, which prioritizes Access and Equity.”

Sterling Bank’s investment in this pioneering project highlights its commitment to fostering innovation and driving positive change in Nigeria’s education sector. Through Blockchain technology, SPPG graduates will now have access to secure, tamper-proof digital certificates, ensuring the integrity and authenticity of their academic achievements.

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Demonstrating profound impact of Blockchain

VX Technologies, known for its leadership in integrating Blockchain technology across various sectors, collaborates with SPPG and Sterling Bank to demonstrate the profound impact of Blockchain on education and beyond.

Ryan Hawkos, Director of Operations at VX Technologies, expressed gratitude for Sterling Bank’s support, stating, “We are pleased to acknowledge the impactful generosity of Sterling Bank, who has provided the funding necessary for the initial phase of this project. This support ensures that thousands of SPPG alumni can access their digital certificates, with the first one thousand certificates being provided at no cost.”

As Nigeria’s education landscape evolves in the digital age, Sterling Bank remains dedicated to driving innovation and empowering the next generation of leaders. Through strategic partnerships and ground-breaking initiatives like the Blockchain-based digital certification project, Sterling Bank is leading the way towards a future where access to education is seamless, secure, and equitable.

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Sterling Bank’s commitment to adoption of innovative technology

Alero Ayida-Otobo, Chief Executive Officer of SPPG, praised Sterling Bank’s commitment to quality education, stating, “Sterling Bank’s commitment to quality and positive educational experiences for people is yet again demonstrated here in their support for the adoption of innovative technology across the educational ecosystem.”

“We are one of the first institutions in Nigeria to embrace Blockchain for academic credential management, and we look forward to a near future where this becomes the norm across Nigeria,” Ayida-Otobo added.

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