graduation-309661_640The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) launched an electronic verification system for students to provide their accreditation status and curriculum details, last Tuesday.

The new system is intended to allow prospective employers access to verified CV (curriculum vitae) information and applies to graduates of the Independent Institute of Education who had studied at Varsity College, Rosebank College, or Vega Design School Southern Africa campuses.

Director of the IIE Dr Felicity Coughlan said the system is in response to the difficulty of evaluating credentials. “We are cutting time out of the verification  process and given the high levels of qualification fraud along with steep competition for jobs and postgraduate places this system gives their CV an “edge of simplicity and validity.”

Each graduate will be given a unique URL (web address) to share with anyone who wants to see their qualification details, including SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) identification number, curriculum credit values and NQF (National Qualifications Framework) levels.

The system allows students access to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media and any additional information they would like to show anyone viewing their profile.

“This enables our students to simply and effectively showcase their qualifications and other achievements in a way that employers and graduate institutions can trust.  A “one stop shop” if you like for presenting yourself to people who need to make decisions about you,” said Coughlan.