Journal article Open Access
Kehdinga George Fomunyam
A study on engineering in sub-Saharan Africa revealed that engineering is pivotal for economic and social development of any country. This is profound as it underscores the potentials embedded in engineering education for excellence and relevance in Africa. This has not been the case in Africa, as the region has not developed evenly with other countries from the Global South. Hence, the impetus for chaos engineering as a panacea to excellence and relevance in engineering education in Africa. Chaos engineering has been defined by various authors and one of the profound definitions is that chaos engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a distributed system with the intent to build confidence in the system`s capability to withstand turbulent conditions during production. This study therefore looked at chaos engineering, its history and applicability and conceptualize it as a pathway for excellence and relevance in engineering education in Africa. Findings from the that engineering is pivotal for economic and social development of any country but it has not resulted to such in Africa which necessitates chaos principles. It was found out that experimentation is a basic principle of chaos engineering while the advanced principles are hypothesizing about steady state, vary real-world events, run experiments in production, automate experiments to run continuously, minimize blast radius. These all were conceptualized as the pathway to excellence and relevance in engineering education in Africa. The study recommended that there is a need to intensify effort on researching more into chaos engineering in Africa.