System Analyst at the University of Ghana Computing Systems, Mr. Vincent Acheampong has assured students that the second level verification on the MIS WEB will be restored after the matriculation of newly admitted students of the university.
The two factor authentication idea was setup last year to prevent the breaching of students’ privacy as well as protect students’ accounts as it came to the notice of the Computing System that some unscrupulous persons attempted to tamper with the details of students.
Explaining on Campus Exclusive earlier today, Mr. Acheampong indicated that there was a need to temporarily disable the security feature as it realized that many students, in registering their courses for the 2018/2019 academic year, had forgotten their passwords.
‘‘The two factor verification has only been relaxed temporary to ease the process for registration.” he said
“Just before registration, we noticed a lot of students were troubled with logging in their password because a lot also has forgotten it which led to students requesting for new a password from the system to their email,” he explained
He added that the request for new passwords “eventually clogged the email system causing a delay in registration.”
“So in order to have a smooth registration we decided to pull down the second verification to relax the system’’, he said.
Mr. Acheampong maintained that the students, despite possibilities of security breaches, were however happy with the removal of the second login process.
“People are actually happy that the second login process has been removed” he said
According to him, the Computing Systems were putting “measures to monitor the system to any rising issues to combat perpetrators from intruding into others account’’.
Mr. Acheampong also assured students the second level of verification will bounce back immediately after the 2018 matriculation of newly admitted students.
Story by: Priscilla Darko/universnewsroom.com