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Chandaria who spoke during the launch of a robotics laboratory at Riara University in Nairobi said old learning methods are no longer beneficial in this fast-moving technology age/Maya Aluel

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Industrialist Chandaria urges technology absorption in universities to spur growth

Chandaria who spoke during the launch of a robotics laboratory at Riara University in Nairobi said old learning methods are no longer beneficial in this fast-moving technology age/Maya Aluel

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – Industrialist Manu Chandaria has urged universities to incorporate technology in curriculum development to equip learners with the required skills relevant in the job market.

Chandaria who spoke during the launch of a robotics laboratory at Riara University in Nairobi said old learning methods are no longer beneficial in this fast-moving technology age.

He said it is only fair to encourage university students to embrace technology which has plays a vital role in securing employment opportunities for the youth.

“The world keeps moving, there are new technological innovations that are developed every single day, we can choose to move with it or decide not to,” said Chandaria.

The Riara University robotics laboratory was set up in collaboration with Airtel Kenya.

Those who attended the launch include High Commissioner of India, Rahul Chabbra and Airtel Kenya Marketing Director, Pallab Majumder.

The robotic, embedded systems and digital laboratory at Riara University was first started by three students early September 2018 to compensate for the lack of practicals in school.

The number later increased to 20 members all coming from different faculties, but the dominant members were from Computer Science and Business Information Technology faculties.

Gideon Kiplangat, a computer science student emphasized the need for students to explore possibilities outside laid out curriculum in order to provide solutions to some of technological issues that affect the society.

“Besides having the degree at the end of a four year course, we thought of having  a certain something which will improve our skills besides what we get in class, we may have a certificate but also have something besides the certificate,” said Kiplangat.

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Milly Cheptoo the only female member in the robotic club encourages other female students to try their hand in technological inventions without fear of intimidation by their male counter parts.

“You do not have to fear electronics do not be intimidated, the men out here are just like you. It’s all in you, just work for it, be you and have fun,” said Cheptoo.

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