The African Drone and Data Academy at MUST on Monday started classes for its fifth cohort of the Certificate of Drone and Data Technology (CDDT) Level 2.
Students under this cohort have come from Malawi (7), Niger (6) and Ethiopia (3).
There are 10 females against six males.
The new cohort comes hot on the heels of a graduation of the fourth cohort that had students from Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique and comprised 10 females and six males.
ADDA is a partnership of MUST, Virginia Tech of the USA, Furman University, Unicef Malawi and GIZ.
The ADDA, hosted by MUST, offers five programmes as follows: Certificate of Drone and Data Technology Level 1 (CDDT 1), Certificate of Drone and Data Technology Level 2 (CDDT 2), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Technology (RPAT), Data Visualisation and Cartography (DVAC), and Malawi Remote Pilot License (RPL).
So far, ADDA has a total of 432 graduates across all programmes with 25 African countries represented.