Lagos Begins Computer Coding Training For One Million Residents

Lagos Begins Computer Coding Training For One Million Residents

Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has commenced the process that would facilitate the computer training of about one million Lagos residents to code by 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh who disclosed this to journalists said the government has commenced the screening and selection exercise for about 1,500 facilitators for the programme.
He said. “In April 2017, three hundred (300) Coding Centres across six Education Districts in Lagos State will be commissioned, marking the beginning of the CodeLagos after-school programme in both public and private schools – primary, secondary & tertiary. Centres will also be set up at State public libraries and other community spaces.”
Bank- Olemoh said that; “CodeLagos will not only cultivate a savvy workforce to drive our mega-city, but it will generate employment and business opportunities as we mobilize  up to 1,500 facilitators in 2017 alone.
“CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Government which aims to teach one million Lagos residents to code by 2019. The program will foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment opportunities.”
According to him, the programme underscores the commitment of the position of the present administration in the state, adding that it is also in line with the Lagos Smart City initiative in partnership with Dubai Smart City.
He said the application process, which is primarily online, entails a submission of bio-data and completion of a general assessment, saying successful applicants will receive world-standard trainings on the necessary skills areas.
“Qualifying candidates must be available to participate in all the required trainings which would be provided by the State in collaboration with private sector partners within the technology sector.
“They must also be willing to commit at least 12 hours weekly to facilitate CodeLagos courses at designated centres upon the launch of the initiative in April,” he said.

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