Un­der­stand­ing the ver­i­fi­ca­tion of re­sults Re­sults ver­i­fi­ca­tion is the process of au­then­ti­cat­ing that the cer­tifi­cate pre­sented holds ac­cu­rate re­sults and in­for­ma­tion

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THE ver­i­fi­ca­tion of re­sults or, con­fir­ma­tion of re­sults, is the process through which clients are able to au­then­ti­cate their aca­demic cer­tifi­cates. This process has be­come a norm for pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions, col­leges and univer­si­ties as well as cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions. This week, the ex­am­iner would like to give an in-depth brief of this process for the ben­e­fit of clients lo­cally, re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. a) Who can ver­ify or con­firm re­sults? Re­sults ver­i­fi­ca­tion is the process of au­then­ti­cat­ing that the cer­tifi­cate pre­sented holds ac­cu­rate re­sults and in­for­ma­tion.

Lo­cally, we have univer­si­ties and col­leges who send copies of cer­tifi­cates pre­sented by ap­pli­cants for ver­i­fi­ca­tion. Cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions and pub­lic in­sti­tutes also use this ser­vice to ver­ify the re­sults of as­pi­rant em­ploy­ees. Em­bassies are also able to use this ser­vice when they re­ceive VISA ap­pli­ca­tions.

Re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, the main clients for this ser­vice are qual­i­fy­ing au­thor­i­ties such as SAQA, NQA and WES. The role of Zim­sec is to in­di­cate whether the sub­mit­ted doc­u­men­ta­tion is au­then­tic and whether the can­di­date in­volved in­deed qual­i­fied for the claimed award(s) from Zim­sec. The con­sent form of the can­di­date is at­tached and sent to Zim­sec along with scanned copies of the cer­tifi­cates for ver­i­fi­ca­tion. b) What is the pro­ce­dure to fol­low? First of all, it is im­por­tant to note that ver­i­fi­ca­tion must be re­quested by a cor­po­rate author­ity not an in­di­vid­ual. The client whose re­sults are be­ing ver­i­fied can ei­ther write a let­ter or email to Zim­sec so as to re­ceive the cor­rect bank­ing details and also to pro­vide the ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the cer­tifi­cates. There is a fee which is payable for the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process ac­cord­ing to the dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions re­quest­ing the ver­i­fi­ca­tion. Once pay­ment has been made for ver­i­fi­ca­tion and the rel­e­vant courier fee, the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process will com­mence. For lo­cal univer­si­ties who have bulk en­tries, they send the cer­tifi­cates to the con­fir­ma­tions depart­ment who will process them and re­turn them timeously. c) How long does the process take?

For lo­cal univer­si­ties, the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process takes be­tween 24 to 48 hours.

For re­gional and in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion au­thor­i­ties, it may take 10 to 14 work­ing days.

For em­bassies and cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions, the process takes be­tween seven to 10 work­ing days d) Who do you con­tact for the ver­i­fi­ca­tion? Zim­sec has a depart­ment which is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing the ser­vice of ver­i­fi­ca­tion of re­sults. To re­quest for ver­i­fi­ca­tion or ac­cess details per­tain­ing to the process, please con­tact the Con­fir­ma­tions depart­ment on email con­fir­ma­tion@zim­sec.co.zw or tele­phone any Zim­sec of­fice for more in­for­ma­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion email: pr.in­for@zim­sec. co.zw, What­sapp 0772 148786 or visit www.zim­sec. co.zw

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