A university in Namibia will offer a master’s degree in blockchain technology starting in 2024, a senior employee of the institution said. The university has “infused” blockchain-based content into its Level 8 curriculum.
“Blockchain is the future”
The University of Namibia (UNAM), a higher education institution in Namibia, will start offering courses related to blockchain technology in 2024, according to Samuel Nuungulu, head of the IT department at the University of Namibia.
Nuungulu, chair of the Steering Committee for the UNAM Master in Blockchain Technology, told Bitcoin.com News that by introducing the degree program, the university hopes to “use the skills that the program will create to lay the foundation for the incubation of tech startups in the country.”
When asked why UNAM chose to introduce a Level 9 master’s degree programme, Nuungulu said:
Blockchain is the future and we see a need to use this degree as a pioneer in developing these much-needed skills across the country and across the continent.
The chairman also revealed that the university has “infused” blockchain-based content into UNAM’s Level 8 program, which the institution hopes to serve in the Senate next year.
UNAM’s MSc Blockchain Steering Committee also includes Gurvy Kavei, who recently published a book aimed at helping readers master the fundamentals of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.in the most recent interview In Bitcoin.com news, Kavei also confirmed that the university will launch a blockchain course.
Reports that central banks are considering issuing digital currencies, as well as proposals to use blockchain-based solutions in the public and private sectors, would require the introduction of degree programs, he said.
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