A Namibian university is set to offer a master’s degree in blockchain technology starting in the year 2024, a senior employee with the institution has said. The university is already “infusing” blockchain technology-based content into its level 8 programs.
‘Blockchain Is the Future’
A Namibian higher learning institution, the University of Namibia (UNAM), is set to offer a blockchain technology-related course starting in 2024, the university’s head of the IT department, Samuel Nuungulu, has said.
Nuungulu, the chairperson of UNAM’s steering committee on the MSc on blockchain technology, told Bitcoin.com News that by introducing the degree program the university hopes to “lay the foundation for possible incubation of tech-startup out of the skills this program would create in the country.”
Asked why UNAM has chosen to introduce the level 9 master’s degree program, Nuungulu said:
Blockchain is the future, and this degree was essential to help develop these skills across the country as well as the entire continent.
The chairperson also revealed that the university is already “infusing” blockchain technology-based content into UNAM’s level 8 programs, which the institution hopes to serve in the Senate by next year.
UNAM’s steering committee on the MSc on blockchain also includes Gurvy Kavei, an author who recently published a book that seeks to help readers grasp the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Kavei confirmed the same in a recent interview to Bitcoin.com News that they will introduce the Blockchain course.
According to him, reports that the central bank was considering issuing a cryptocurrency, and proposals for using blockchain-based solutions both in the public sector and the private sector had led to the creation of the degree program.
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