The World Bank Support team visited the ACEIoT

On 2nd September 2019, a team from the World Bank led by Ruth Karimi Charo from World Bank Kenya, paid a visit to African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT). The main objective of the visit was to assess the progress made in the implementation of the African Centers of Excellence Project, key challenges and way forward.

Group photo

The delegation which was made of delegates from World Bank Kenya/ Rwanda accompanied by UR’s SPIU Coordinator Immaculate Bugingo was warmly received by Prof. Santhi Kumaran, Center Director and Staff.

During their interaction, Prof. Santhi Kumaran, the Center Director presented the status of the implementation of the project and highlighted key activities that are being implemented mainly for the improvement of the quality of education and the sustainability of the Center after the World Bank funding.

Participants to this interaction exchanged on their respective attributions and how they envisage to achieve them.

Students themselves have expressed satisfaction towards the quality of education they are getting and noted they are ready to use the skills they are getting to benefit the community. They, however, requested more attachment to industry for practical experience.

The team from the World Bank commended the progress made so far and suggested more effort be put in identifying mechanisms to ensure the Center sustainability after the World Bank Funding. The Center Director committed to ensure the raised concerns from students are addressed.

Prof Santhi ,Center Director presenting the background of ACEIoT

Participants following presentation

One of students presenting his project

Student is demonstrating his research

Student is demonstrating his research