CodeLagos Trains 1000 Teachers for New term

CodeLagos kicked off a 3-day training for 1000 school teachers as part of preparation for the new term of CodeLagos In-School programme. The training commenced Wednesday September 19, 2018 in 9 centres across Lagos State.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh while presenting the status report and future projections for the CodeLagos project at a Stakeholders’ session on Tuesday had emphasized the commitment of the State Government to train and retrain CodeLagos facilitators for effective delivery of the Coding Education Framework to students in their various schools.

CodeLagos Out-of-School Beneficiaries share their Experiences

Since the commencement of classes in the 4th batch of the CodeLagos Out-of-School (OOS) programme on August 6, 2018, the 21 training centres across the State have been a beehive of activities.

We are currently in the 5th week of the training programme, and the students, feeling privileged to be part of the free coding initiative, are already on their way to building a career in computer programming.

Some of the officials from the Ministry of Education went around some of the coding centres to get the pulse of the programme and hear firsthand from the participants, as they share about their experience so far. Here are some of their comments.

Lagos State Model College Kankon and Whitesands Schools Lekki emerge winners in Lagos Code Week Competition

Lagos State Model College, Kankon made history after emerging first place winners of the Lagos Code Week competition in the senior category at the grand finale of the week-long Coding competition which held on Thursday, June 28 2018. The school’s 3-man team representatives mesmerised the judges and organizers of the competition by completing all the tasks given in the competition, a feat only accomplished by them. Also, Whitesands schools, Lekki emerged winners in the junior category.

CodeLagos: 337 Schools to Participate in Coding Competition

Over 337 schools across the six Educational Districts in Lagos are all but set to slug it out in a four-day Code Week Competition, Special Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Thursday.

Bank-Olemoh in a statement said that participating schools, including Government and private schools across the State, through the competition, being put together by the State Ministry of Education through the CodeLagos initiative, will be exposed to the world of computer programming as well as foster the rapid growth and development of coding skills among students.

CodeLagos expands Out-Of-School Programme to 12 centres. Begins classes June 4

The administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode is not relenting in its drive to increase access to Coding Education for Lagos residents through the CodeLagos initiative. This is affirmed by the commencement of the 3rd session of CodeLagos Out-of-School programme on Monday June 4, 2018 in 12 centres across the State.

Riding on the successful completion of the 2nd session of the programme last month in four Out-of-School centres including Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba; Isolo Public Library, Ilupeju Public Library; and Onikan Youth centre, eight new centres have been added to the programme.

CodeLagos Trains Another Set of 214 Facilitators

As part of preparation to commence coding classes in Primary and Secondary schools in the new term, Lagos State Government held a master training programme for 214 CodeLagos facilitators to ensure they are better equipped to deliver the CodeLagos Coding Framework to students in their various schools.

The training which occurred simultaneously in 3 different centre; Alimosho, Badagry and Ajah was put together for existing CodeLagos facilitators who delivered the training in their various centres last year.