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CodeLagos – A Lagos State Government Initiative to Teach Coding to Students

To have the knowledge of coding in this day and age is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Because of technological advancements that have permeated every field and industry, it is now imperative to learn coding to remain relevant in the years to come.

To this end, the Lagos State Government is today, 11th of November 2016, launching the CodeLagos Initiative, which aims to teach coding to 1 million students in Lagos State by 2019. CodeLagos will run in public and private schools in Lagos State, from primary to tertiary levels.

Speaking on this, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said “Our goal for CodeLagos programme is to teach one million students in Lagos State the basic knowledge involved in computer coding system by 2019. This programme will be available to our students from primary to tertiary education level.”

Also, the Lagos State government plans to create 1200 jobs with this initiative, they are presently hiring facilitators. For anyone to apply, the person does not need to possess any previous coding experience as they will undergo training with the program’s technical partners to prepare for teaching the curriculum. To apply, click here.

CodeLagos will begin in April 2017 and will start with about 500 primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Lagos State. There is also a provision for people to learn online from CodeLagos website. For more information visit here.

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Muna is a software programmer and developer with a passion for technology.

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