On Saturday May 13, 2017, Lagos State Ministry of Education trained another set of 66 facilitators for the CodeLagos programme. These participants are resident ICT instructors from various government and private schools in the State set to roll out the CodeLagos programme in their respective schools.
The training commenced with a general introduction to the CodeLagos framework. This framework covers areas including lessons on the basics of computer knowledge; computational thinking; life skills; and coding career pathways. Participants were later taught how to effectively teach student coding using Scratch and Python; the programming languages in the framework.
On Friday May, 12, 2017 prior to the training, the principals and head teachers of schools ready to commence implementation of CodeLagos were in an onboarding session in the Ministry of Education were they were intimated with details of the roll out plan. They also had the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh about the programme.
Mr. Obafela, while answering questions reiterated the critical role the heads of the schools would play for the successful implementation of the programme. “Lagos State needs your full commitment to make this work” he added.
In their response, the heads of schools pledged to do all within their powers to support the programme in their respective school saying that it’s a laudable initiative.
The coming weeks promises to be eventful. Do stay with us for more details as coding centres roll out across the State.