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Kenyans Students Embrace the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Summary

A recent survey conducted by Chegg.org has unveiled a fascinating trend among Kenyan students – their eagerness to embrace the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The survey, which involved more than 11,000 post-secondary students aged 18-21 across 15 […]

Kenyans Students Embrace the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education

A recent survey conducted by Chegg.org has unveiled a fascinating trend among Kenyan students – their eagerness to embrace the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The survey, which involved more than 11,000 post-secondary students aged 18-21 across 15 countries, including Kenya, revealed that an impressive 63 percent of Kenyan respondents have already utilized generative AI (GenAI) in their college or university studies. Surpassing all other countries surveyed, this figure signifies a significant desire to explore and leverage the benefits of AI.

Kenyan students view GenAI as a valuable tool for academic support, recognizing its potential to enhance learning experiences and improve educational outcomes. However, amidst their appreciation, Kenyan students also highlighted the importance of human expertise in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of AI-generated answers. Nearly half of the respondents expressed this concern, indicating a need for human involvement in conjunction with AI technology.

The survey also shed light on Kenyan students’ confidence in their educational preparedness for the job market. An astonishing 94 percent of those surveyed in Kenya expressed strong belief in their readiness for the workforce, the highest percentage observed among all countries. This signifies a positive outlook on the quality and relevance of education in preparing Kenyan students for future career opportunities. Moreover, 81 percent of Kenyan students expressed the belief that their degree would be equally or more valuable in an AI-assisted workplace, positioning them closely behind their counterparts in Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Nonetheless, the survey revealed another noteworthy aspect of Kenyan students’ aspirations – the desire for affordable education. The majority of respondents indicated a preference for shorter degree programs that offered reduced tuition fees. This sentiment was shared by a significant 84 percent of surveyed Kenyan students, alongside those from Malaysia. Such sentiments highlights the importance of accessibility and affordability in education, aligning with the global discourse on the transformation of higher education systems.

FAQ:

Q: What is generative AI (GenAI)?
A: Generative AI refers to a subset of artificial intelligence that focuses on the creation of data or content, such as text, images, or music, by using algorithms to generate new patterns or information.

Q: How many Kenyan students were surveyed in the study?
A: The survey included 510 students from Kenya.

Q: Are Kenyan students satisfied with their education?
A: Yes, the survey revealed that the majority of Kenyan students (94 percent) believe that their education is adequately preparing them for the job market.

Sources:
Chegg.org. (URL not provided)