The University of Namibia intends to offer a master’s degree in blockchain technology starting in 2024, a senior official at the institution said. The university is already “embedding” content based on blockchain technology into its Level 8 programs.
“Blockchain is the future”
Namibia’s higher education institution, the University of Namibia (UNAM), intends to offer a course related to blockchain technology starting in 2024, Samuel Nuungulu, head of the university’s IT department, said.
Nuungulu, chairman of the UNAM Blockchain Master’s Steering Committee, told Bitcoin.com News that by introducing the degree program, the university hopes to “lay the groundwork for the eventual incubation of technology startups based on the skills this program will create in the country.”
Asked why UNAM decided to introduce a level 9 master’s degree program, Nuungulu said:
Blockchain is the future and we thought it was necessary to use this degree as a precursor to developing these much needed skills in the country and the continent as a whole.
The chairman also revealed that the university is already “embedding” blockchain technology-based content into UNAM’s level 8 programs, which the institution hopes to submit to the Senate by next year.
The UNAM Blockchain MSc Steering Committee also includes Gurvi Kavey, an author who recently published a book designed to help readers understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. In a recent interview with Bitcoin.com News, Kavey also confirmed that the university will be introducing a blockchain course.
He said reports that the central bank is considering issuing a digital currency, as well as proposals to use blockchain-based solutions in both the public and private sectors, have necessitated the introduction of a degree program.
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