CBE tutors to sharpen skills on AI, cyber security

DAR ES SALAAM: THE College of Business Education (CBE), has signeda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JR Institute of Information and Technology that will enable the college to provide training in artificial intelligence and cyber security.

The agreement was signed on Friday in Dar es Salaam between the CBE Rector, Professor Tandi Lwoga and JR InstituteCenter Manager, Isack Marandu.

Professor Lwoga said that the collaboration will be of great benefit to the college as the JR Institute of Technology, which is sponsored by the Punjani Charitable Trust, has specialized to a large extent in the area of technology.

“The institution will train our 12 tutors from the Department of Information and Communication Technology ICT, which will help us start teaching those subjects staring next year,” said Professor Lwoga.

She said that CBE teachers are studying different subjects online including artificial intelligence which has become a great demand in different parts of the world.

“Our teachers are doing a post graduate diploma in social intelligence, three are studying cyber security, two are pursuing post graduate diploma in data science and analysis and one is doing a post graduate diploma in business intelligence,” she said.

In addition, she said that CBE teachers will study for 12 months and when they finish the course, they will introduce the programs at the college in order to start teaching the students.

He said that after the training, she expects CBE to start providing training that is very compatible with science and technology, as the current world is driven by various modern technologies, including artificial intelligence and cyber security.

“We are very grateful for this cooperation because it will build   capacity of teachers to start providing short trainings, conduct various researches and provide professional advice and when they finish, we will start providing similar trainings,” said Professor Lwoga.

CBE’s Head of Department of Mathematics and Information, Communication Technology (ICT), Dr. Ahmed Kijazi, praised the college management for  its efforts to see the importance of the department  by adopting modern technology such as artificial intelligence and cyber security.

He said there are few experts in those fields and that he hopes the relationship between CBE and JR Institute will improve teaching and get more graduates in the field.

” Upon completion of the training the teachers will not only be useful here at CBE but in the country in general because there are very few professionals in such fields this country, they will teach many people and eventually more of them will have this kind of knowledge,” he said.

Center Manager of JR Institute, Isack Marandu said that CBE teachers continue to receive training at JR Institute adding that they are preparing them to be helpful in modern technology such as artificial intelligence.

He said that their institution has enough experts specialized in artificial intelligence training and cyber security who have been providing the training through online.

CBE College has branches in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza and Mbeya regions.

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