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Sunday, 13 August 2017

CODELAGOS: Ambode endorses stage 2, to dispatch 300 new coding focuses


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has endorsed the usage of the second phase of the CodeLagos Project, which will be propelled in September 2017.

The endorsement is going ahead the foot rear areas of the effective usage of the pilot period of the venture which has prepared 5,464 understudies of essential and auxiliary schools over the State.

Uncommon Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh in an announcement on Sunday, said that 65 schools including government and tuition based schools partook in the pilot stage.

He stated: "The preparation has conveyed to the understudies basic fundamental abilities including essential figuring, computational considering and utilization of fundamental PC programming instruments like Scratch and python over a time of two months and the criticisms have been motivating."

"Of the 65 schools in the pilot, 23 are government schools of which seven of them are young ladies' just schools while two others are young men as it were."

He additionally unveiled that the experience and learning earned from the pilot stage has helped the Ministry to evaluate and tweak the structure and usage model of the venture in perspective of future take off.

"This pilot stage has helped us test our presumptions and execution design, we have watched what worked and what didn't and would place them into thought for future take off start with the following cluster slated for September, 2017," the Special Adviser said.

In the mean time, the Government has finished up plans to reveal the venture in all the State-claimed open libraries to guarantee access to CodeLagos classes for more Lagosians particularly those out of the traditional schools framework.

Bank-Olemoh said that more Lagosians would have the chance to participate in the preparation complimentary at any of people in general libraries.

"We at present have 12 Libraries and we are setting up Coding Centers in each of the libraries for Lagosians to share of the program. We will likewise have coding focuses in our tertiary establishments," he said.

CodeLagos, an activity of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, which means to show one million Lagosians to code by 2019, was disclosed to general society in November 2016.

As per Bank-Olemoh, "CodeLagos will guarantee that the Lagos economy has the general population that will drive its improvement for the following 50 years, situating Lagos State as the innovation wilderness in Africa.