Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to making Coding education accessible to every resident of Lagos State. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh stated this on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the commencement of a CodeLagos facilitators’ training at Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba. A total of 145 ICT instructors…
On Friday, September 8, 2017, Lagos State Ministry of Education hosted Heads of Primary and Secondary schools in Lagos State in the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba for a CodeLagos stakeholder’s session. This was done as part of preparation for the official launch and roll out of new coding centre in the 2nd phase of the project.
Present at the session were principals of government schools – both Primary and Secondary – as well as privates schools from across the State including members of The Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN).
In her welcome address to the stakeholders, the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo appreciated the attendees for not just honouring the invitation but embracing the vision of CodeLagos as a timely initiative by the Government. She later enjoined them to support the project in their various schools.
In order to reach the goal of the CodeLagos project, which is to train 1 million Lagosians to code by 2019, a very indispensable component of the project is a pool of competent, versatile and highly motivated training facilitators. This is why the Ministry of Education put together another CodeLagos Master Trainers’ workshop on Saturday…
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode has approved the implementation of the second phase of the CodeLagos Project, which will be launched in September 2017. This is coming after the successful implementation of the Pilot phase of the project which has trained 5,464 students in primary and secondary schools across the State.…
Lagos State Government is leaving no stone unturned in her quest to equip 1 million Lagos residents with the skill to code by 2019.
In the words of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, “we know it is a bold and ambitious initiative, but we are confident that as Lagos State, we can make it happen.”
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 Lagos State Government moved a step closer towards realizing her goal of training 1 million Lagos residents to Code by 2019 with the CodeLagos Master Trainers’ Workshop that held earlier in the month.
The workshop which had 107 persons in attendance over a 3-day period of practical training was aimed at equipping them with the needed knowledge; skills and competence not only to understand the CodeLagos Coding Framework but to effectively impart the knowledge on others.
During the press briefing that held on the first day of the workshop, The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh announced that the training of Master Trainers would equip the partcipants with the knowledge and skills to teach afterschool coding classes for the CodeLagos programme. The trainees were selected following a rigorous screening exercise, which commenced in March 2017. According to Mr. Bank-Olemoh, “these Master trainers will go on to train over 1,000 CodeLagos facilitators who will eventually be deployed to different coding centres across the State. In this way, CodeLagos will create employment and business opportunities for Lagosians in the technology sector.”
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday revealed plans to set up 500 Coding Centres in public and private schools across the State ahead of the launch of the CodeLagos Initiative in April, 2017. The CodeLagos project is an initiative of the State Government targeted at teaching at least one million Lagosians how to code with…
With the roll out of CodeLagos only a few months away, the Lagos State Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced the commencement of the screening and selection exercise for facilitators for the programme.
In April 2017, three hundred (300) Coding Centers across six (6) 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. Centers will also be set up at State public libraries and other community spaces.
Since the unveiling of the CodeLagos Initiative in November 2016, the State Government has been working tirelessly but circumspectly to roll out the implementation plans for the project in the second quarter of 2017. CODELAGOS, an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education is aimed at training 1 million people to code by 2019 is already referred to as a pioneering initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will position Lagos State as the technology frontier in Africa.