Recent graduate students reflect on a two-year long journey at ACEIoT
Master’s students who graduated from the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) have commended the support and the skills they got while pursuing their master’s degree saying that they are now ready to use these skills to contribute to the national and regional development. The graduation ceremony took place on 27th August 2021.
Students expressed satisfaction while meeting with the Centre management to reflect on the journey at ACEIoT.
Marguerite Bamurere who specialized in Wireless Sensor Networking said that she is going to transfer the knowledge she got to the rest of the region towards regional development.
“Being the first to have these skills in Internet of Things, we feel accountable of transferring the knowledge we got to the rest. Internet of Things may be used in different sectors health, agriculture, education and so much more. So we are ready to use the skills we got to contribute to the national development”, she said.
“Wherever you are, with the use of internet of things, you can find ways of contributing in finding solutions, which is the main objective of the project to find solutions to national and regional economic challenges ”, another graduate said.
Dr. Damien Hanyurwimfura, the Ag. Director of the Centre said, “We teach them so that they can contribute in finding solutions to existing challenges to develop the country either in agriculture, energy… so they are needed to contribute to the national and regional development.
During the recent UR graduation, 22 Master’s students from ACEIoT graduated in two specializations, Embedded Computing Systems and Wireless Sensor Networking. It is the first time that students under the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project graduate.