Early Childhood Development Centres In Mombasa To Offer Lessons In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Over 11,200 nursery school pupils in Mombasa County will receive lessons in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Robotics and AI is a subject that involves the development of systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from experience. The County Government of Mombasa, which is the first to introduce this system in Kenya, aims to create a society where learners are encouraged to be innovators.
The first phase is set to benefit the 98 public learning facilities in the County and will later extend to more than 200 privately-owned schools. This being new in Kenyan public schools, the County has invested in experts from Singapore
who have trained 12 teachers.The 12 qualified teachers are currently teaching learners in Longo, Kadzandani and Utange Kwa Jomvu on subjects like coding. With the need to develop a syllabus and make the lessons available to all Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) Centres, the
County has set aside KSH15 million as part of the County education budget towards this project. The move to start with public schools aims to encourage parents in the County to try the free public schools. Though some parents cannot understand the importance of these studies now, the majority support it and are looking forward to the development of the syllabus.