It’s time varsities tapped IT potential

The decision by Microsoft to invest $100 million (Sh10 billion) in a first-ever development centre in Nairobi is a recognition of the rising importance of African IT talent.

At the same time, it brings to focus the challenge of institutions of higher learning in providing a talent pipeline to meet rising demand.

Part of Microsoft’s strategy is to partner with local universities to create a curriculum that meets the needs of the emerging fourth industrial revolution technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) etc.

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