30 educational institutions adopt smart technology 30 universities in the UAE have adopted the RFID-based system.
By Georgina Enzer Published July 17, 2011
UAE smart technology solution company Amricon, has announced that 30 UAE universities and educational institutions have adopted the Smart Document Attestation Solution, designed to protect certificates against fraud.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) embraced the smart chip solution, which uses a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label to protect certificates from malpractices, two years ago.
"The Smart solution is an important innovation and underlines our commitment to keep pace with progressive technological developments. This breakthrough has eliminated the risk of certificate forgery and accelerated procedures. Our Smart solution was adopted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in its attempt to automate processes and reduce paper-based transactions," said Moussa Al'Amiri, CEO of Amricon.
The RFID smart ship solution is placed on university certificates when they are issued to students and the information stored on these labels can be read by the attestation department at MOHESR, allowing them to verify the document without contacting the university.
"The RFID label, which is placed on the university certificates, contains all the information required by the ministry for attestation and cuts down the large number of documents previously needed as well as the prolonged communication chain. The Emirates College of Technology is among the first universities to implement this system," said Dr Wael Ibrahim Aloenker, Director of Emirates College of Technology in Abu Dhabi.
Universities and educational institutions that have adopted the SMART Document Attestation Solution include; the University of Dubai, Al Ghurair University, American University of Sharjah, the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, Fujairah College, Emirates College of Technology, Ajman University of Science and Technology campuses in Ajman and Fujairah, Gulf Medical University, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Skyline University College, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Emirates Aviation College, Khalifa University campuses in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, American University in Dubai, Petroleum Institute, American University in the Emirates, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Canadian University of Dubai, University of Strathclyde Business School, Al Khwarizmi College, ALHOSN University, Abu Dhabi University, University of Sharjah, European International College, as well as the Omani Cultural Attaché in Abu Dhabi.