Obsolete varsity curriculum pushes Jkuat graduate to app development

When James Kiilu graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) with a bachelor’s in Business Information Technology (BIT) six years ago, he was optimistic that his future would be rosy.
He dreamt of working at big technology corporations such as Google Kenya, Safaricom, IBM or Microsoft, where he believed the skills and knowledge he gained after four years of study would land him a role.
But after two years of job hunting in Kenya’s technology sector, reality dawned on him.
“The skills I had spent so much time learning at Jkuat were already obsolete and the market was changing fast. I have never been as disappointed,” he said during an interview with the Nation.
He realised that the content taught in all

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