CodeLagos programme expands
As part of the continued drive of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to train one million Lagos residents to code through the CodeLagos initiative, the State Government has scaled up its coding centres from 193 schools last year to 275 for the new term, including 10 public centres.
This is just as the Government announced the opening of the registration portal for the 3rd batch of the Out-of-School programme for interested members of the public from Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, in a statement said the present administration was committed to the vision of the CodeLagos programme geared towards making Lagos State the technology frontier in Africa by empowering people with skills needed to create and take advantage of the opportunities a tech-driven economy proffers.
He said, “We are excited to announce that the programme is expanding. We have scaled up the numbers of our coding centres, from 193 schools last year to 275 this term; and we have plans to keep scaling up.
Out of the 275 schools, 130 of those are Government schools while 145 are private schools.
We have already trained over 250 facilitators to deliver the Coding Framework to students in these schools.