Malawi University of Science and Technology(Must) vice-chancellor ProfessorAddress Malata has urged Malawians to embrace technology and innovation as the world is going digital.
She said this in Lilongwe on Friday during the second African Drone and Data Academy(Adda) graduation where 16 trainees graduated after completing their research in precision agriculture and rescue missions in the country’s remote areas.
She said: “I am glad to see the youth take an interest in it, especially girlsand I find this very encouraging.”
One of the graduates, Prince Mkango, said: “we are students from different educational backgrounds where we each have degrees, the skills we have attained here will give us an advantage and we will apply them to find solutions in these fields”.
Adda was opened by Must in collaboration with the University of Virginia with funding from United Nations Children’s Education Fund in 2020 to share knowledge and 21st century skills with youth from various African countries.
The academy has since produced about 320 graduates equipped with skills in manufacturing, testing and flying of drones and drone data analysis.