Platform validates citizens’ educational history

The Government, through the Ministry of Education (Minerd) and other entities has launched the Single Educational Record platform, in which, through a QR code (quick response code), citizens can verify their educational history, such as bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, diplomas and technical courses taken as of 2006 and 2009, respectively.

The Minerd made available 10 million certificates and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt) has available 1,357,839 certificates corresponding to 828,119 graduates.

Likewise, the Instituto de Formación Técnico Profesional (Infotep) posted more than 8,096,302 certificates from 2009. Those previously completed will be migrated at a later date.

And, the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) contributed 450,000 certificates.

More than 5,182,000 citizens will benefit, according to Joel Santos, Minister of the Presidency and coordinator of the Digital Transformation Cabinet.

With the Single Educational Record, the Government’s axes are strengthened, such as economy, competitiveness and placing the citizen as the center of public policies, said Santos.

Citizens will be the bearers of their information

It is no longer the institution, but “the citizen is the bearer of his information”, available at the click of a button, said Santos during the launching at the Minerd.

Ángel Hernández, Minister of Education, added that the portal will be constantly updated and that the certificates of the labor schools of the Armed Forces and the Technical Institute of the Americas (ITLA) will be added.

The investment, according to Hernández, is 65 million pesos, a figure he considered very low for the services offered.

Hernández said that they will also follow up on the Minerd’s internal documentation, such as contracts and letters. And he cited as another of the advantages that people will now avoid the long lines that used to form at the Minerd in search of documents.

The platform was developed as part of the implementation of the “Zero Bureaucracy” program and in line with the “Digital Agenda 2030” program.

Diaspora will not have to come to the DR

President Luis Abinader expounded that the system not only benefits locals, but also Dominicans in the diaspora. He recounted that on his last trip to New York someone asked him to set up a Minerd office in the consulate in order to be able to obtain school documents.

He congratulated the technical team of the Minerd and the institutions involved, such as the Government Office of Information and Communication (Ogtic) for their efficient management and for making the services less costly.


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