IBM Targets Varsities with New Courses

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Nic Nesbitt IBM General Manager East Africa
Nic Nesbitt, general manager IBM East Africa

Global technology giant International Business Machine (IBM) has partnered with 12 local universities in an effort to align the Kenyan university & colleges’ curriculum with industry requirements.

The initiative, which is targeting both faculty and the students, is also aimed at bridging the digital skills gap in emerging areas such as Business Analytics, Information Management and Big Data, Mobile Computing, CyberSecurity, Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 Application Development.

Under the agreement, IBM will offer learning material and expertise that will be made available to the universities through Cloud computing technology.

The cloud computing solution makes it possible to train the students even without powerful desktops/laptops that are usually not available in most University Labs.

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Nic Nesbitt IBM General Manager East Africa
Nic Nesbitt, General Manager IBM East Africa

Students are also provided with educational Portals with access to learning material, tutorials, assessment quizzes and certification tests.

Nic Nesbitt, general manager IBM East Africa, said IBM will provide resources, education and training that covers advanced IT to support the development of local capabilities and economic development in the region.

“We are working with Universities in Kenya to train and certify faculty members and students in the areas of the latest emerging technologies to better align university curricula with the IT Industry’s needs and trends,” said Mr Nesbitt.

Source: Business Daily

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