It is undeniable that most students in Kenyan colleges and universities, including those in pursing engineering, computer studies, have never seen or touched a robot. This is mostly because the secondary school curriculum did not include robotics and coding which is a critical skill in the 21st century.
In this dispensation where internet of things (IoT) is rapidly disrupting markets and transforming business, it would unfortunate for the university and college students to be left behind. IoT is basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet. Ideally, STEM graduates should be multidisciplinary and very conversant with such concepts as IoT.
As a start, MUSPPA2STEM will provide the students with an opportunity to build and code robots using advanced kits or software. For a start, the students will be encouraged to learn how to use basic kits where they can be coaches, trainers and or judges.
The MUSPPA2STEM will organize National Robotics Olympiad to provide as many youth as possible opportunities to develop creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills through robotics and coding. The Olympiad will also enable the students join the global community in addressing common challenges i.e. Climate Change. It also provides them opportunity to meet with opportunity to meet other youths involved in robotics and coding at the international level.