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Amazing! Makerere University set to use roboots for teaching



Uganda’s leading University College of Computing and Information Science (CoCIS) has secured a technological robot that will aid teaching and learning processes at the college.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Banarbas Nawangwe

The Vice Chancellor revealed that the use of robots will first be piloted in the College of Computing and Information Technology Science where a multimillion smart classroom worth $100,000 (about Shs380m) has been established.
The smart classroom was installed by the university with support from the Chinese Tax Payer and Education Technology Companies, International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI) and China’s International Institute of Online Education under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
Prof Nawangwe said use of robots is key in promoting artificial intelligence (AI). AI involves stimulating human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like human beings.

Mr Nicholas Betungye, the Information Communication and Technology Support technician at the College of Computing and Information Science, explained that the robot will be programmed according to user preference.
Prof Tonny Oyana, the College of Computing and Information Science principal, said lecturers using the smart classroom can also broadcast to a phone or computer elsewhere. Provided the gadgets of the target audience are connected to the Internet, they can tune in and listen to the audio.
Mr Hassan Adeel Shehzad, the programme specialist for Smart Classroom Project, revealed that several countries have adopted the use of robots in their daily teaching.
Source-Daily monitor

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