According to Samuel Nuungulu, the head of the university’s IT department, a higher education facility in Namibia called the University of Namibia (UNAM) plans to start teaching a course in blockchain technology in 2024.
The M.Sc. in blockchain technology steering committee chair, Nuungulu, told a news outlet that UNAM intends to “set the groundwork for possible incubation of tech-startup out of the talents this program would develop in the country” by introducing the degree program.
When asked why UNAM decided to launch the level 9 masters’ program, Nuungulu responded:
“Blockchain is the future, thus we felt it was important to use this degree as a trailblazer in developing these critically important abilities in the nation and the continent at large,” the school said.
The university is now “infusing” blockchain technology-based curriculum into level 8 courses at UNAM, according to the chairperson, and wants to use these programs in the Senate by the end of the next year.
Gurvy Kavei, an author who just released a book that aims to assist readers to understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology & cryptos, is also a member of the steering committee for UNAM’s M.Sc. in blockchain.
The launch of the degree program, according to him, was necessary in light of rumors that the central bank is considering creating a digital currency as well as plans to deploy blockchain-based solutions in both the public and private sectors.
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