of The Africa Blockchain Center has announced that it has graduated its first cohort of 105 blockchain developers in its blockchain programming course.
According to the company, the program will take six months and will be run by a global network of experts, teaching learners the core fundamentals of blockchain technology and decentralized systems, and exposing them to various blockchain programming protocols. It was a practice-based course.
In a statement, Africa Blockchain Center CEO Jefferson Mukungushi said:
“The potential for blockchain to solve some of the challenges facing Africa is enormous and we have not just scratched the surface. We aim to train and blockchain-ready 25,000 business leaders and executives and incubate 50 blockchain startups to launch robust solutions for the market,” said Mukungushi.
The 105 alumni claim to be from six African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Benin.
Mkungusi added: The technology was only conceptualized about 13 years before him, and for years has been subject to speculation due to an unestablished pipeline for blockchain talent. We are seeing a rapid expansion of the sector and aim to become a sector partner when it comes to blockchain capacity. ”
He noted a 17% increase in projects using blockchain over the last few years, adding that blockchain is gaining its place on the table of innovative technologies.
“The newly trained ABC cohort will therefore be an added value to the blockchain ecosystem as it opens up new opportunities to support organizations in need of blockchain expertise in Africa and globally.” he concluded.