HE council tells universities to align curricula to 4IR

Institutions of higher learning in Uganda have been asked to review their curricula and refocus their programmes on skills that are relevant in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), writes Patience Ahimbisibwe for the Daily Monitor.

Professor Mary Okwakol, the executive director of the National Council for Higher Education, cited science, technology, engineering and mathematics as some of the most sought-after fourth industrial revolution skills with high employment prospects.

Giving her remarks during the council’s second higher education conference in Kampala under the theme “Higher Education and Private Sector Engagement: Preparing Uganda’s human capital for the fourth industrial revolution”, she said: “We can longer ignore how technology is impacting the way we live, work and conduct business. The fourth industrial revolution technologies such as the internet of things, robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live and work.”
Full report on the Daily Monitor site