In February 2023, we learned that Microsoft ADC Nairobi is in the process of revising several computer science courses for Kenyan higher education institutions.
ADC has announced that it will work with a technical university in Kenya to review its curriculum and align it with industry needs as part of its digital skills initiative in the country.
One of the institutions we partnered with was JKUAT. The ADC said in a statement that it plans to overhaul its computer science degree programs. It was hoped that the curriculum review program would be expanded to other technical colleges that expressed interest.
ADC and JKUAT’s computing division have reportedly completed a review of the university’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Technology curricula to make them more relevant to industry demands.
The new curriculum impacts the offering of 128 units within the University’s Computer Science and Computer Technology courses. The updated curriculum will be implemented for students starting in September 2023.
The revised curriculum not only updates traditional technical concepts, but also introduces innovative topics such as applied machine learning, quantum computing, virtual reality, and user experience design.
It also incorporates industry-standard tools at the educational level to build student proficiency before entering the job market.
The curriculum review process is part of the ADC’s larger goal of accelerating digitization. By providing opportunities for acquisition of skills and practical knowledge, Enabling Kenyans to compete in a global digital environment. The updated curriculum Help students prepare for the demands of the rapidly changing technology industry Emphasize hands-on skill development and simulate real-world experiences classroom – ADC in statements.
Similar curriculum review initiatives will be implemented at other higher education institutions as part of efforts to bridge the gap between industry and academia, especially in technology.
Commenting on this development, Catherine Muraga, Managing Director of Microsoft ADC, said: Use improved educational standards for students ready for the tech industry. ”