Mzuzu University, one of the public Universities in Malawi, will this year be introducing a part-time Degree in Data Science.
This is welcomed news and minimally shows how progressive the learning institution has become, in that in less than 25 years since its founding it is now already emulating what some established Universities and learning institutions internationally have done, who in recent years have led the way in offering such data science courses, sometimes doing so online.
An excerpt from the University’s course details page reads thus:
‘The Bachelor of Science (Data Science) programme aims at providing students with scientific knowledge, analytical and interpretational skills, values and attitudes required for them to competently apply data science concepts in solving real life problems in this big data era.’
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It will be interesting to see what the full course content includes and the modules students will be studying. Further, it will also be interesting to see what graduates of the course go on to do, since one measure of the effectiveness or value of a degree qualification is the extent to which such is able to prepare or empower a student for the life of work or for other related pursuits thereafter.
We wish the University and all the students who enroll all the best in this endeavour!
The closing date for enrollment is 26th February 2021.
**Update(1.2.21): An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the course as an online course.