ICTD 2017
Conference paper

Towards Blockchain-enabled school information hub

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Several initiatives have been proposed to collect, report, and analyze data about school systems for supporting decision-making. These initiatives rely mostly on self-reported and summarized data collected irregularly and rarely. They also lack a single independent and systematic process to validate the collected data during its entire lifecycle. Furthermore, schools in developing countries still do not maintain complete and up-To-date school records. Due to these and other factors addressing the education challenges in those countries remains a high priority for local and international governments, donor and non-governmental agencies across the world. In this paper, we discuss our initial design, implementation, and evaluation of a blockchain-enabled School Information Hub (SIH) using Kenya's school system as a case study.