A Namibian university is set to offer master’s degrees in blockchain technology starting in the year 2024, a senior employee of the institution has said. The university is already “infecting” blockchain technology-based content into its Level 8 programs.
‘Blockchain is the future’
The University of Namibia (UNAM), a Namibian higher educational institution, is set to offer courses related to blockchain technology starting in 2024, said Samuel Nungulu, head of the university’s IT department.
Nungulu, chairman of UNAM’s Steering Committee on the MSc on Blockchain Technology, told Bitcoin.com News that by launching the degree program, the university hopes that “the skills created by this program will lay the foundation for the potential incubation of tech-startups in the country.” “
Asked why UNAM has chosen to introduce the Level 9 master’s degree programme, Nungulu said:
Blockchain is the future and we thought it necessary to use this degree as a precursor in developing these essential skills across the country and continent at large.
The president also revealed that the university is already “infecting” blockchain technology-based content into UNAM’s Level 8 program, which the institute hopes to serve in the Senate by next year.
UNAM’s Steering Committee on the MSc on Blockchain also includes Gurvi Kavi, an author who recently published a book that helps readers understand the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. In a recent interview with Bitcoin.com News, Kawei similarly confirmed that the university will be launching a blockchain course.
He added that reports suggesting 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, necessitated the introduction of degree programs.
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