On Thursday March 22, 2018, critical Stakeholders in the CodeLagos project met at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba for the first Stakeholders’ session for 2018. The aim of the session was to take a cursory look at the activities of CodeLagos in 2017; to evaluate the project’s implementation process, impact made as well as challenges faced and lessons learnt.
At the session was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, leading the team of Government officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education including the Tutor-Generals Permanent secretary of the 6 Educational Districts. Also present were representatives of the implementation partners of the project, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and CodeLagos Delivery Partners whose responsibility is to supervise the actual implementation of the training programme across the various centres in the State.
Lagos State Government on Tuesday February 27, 2018 signed an agreement with leading cloud company, Oracle, on the CodeLagos initiative of the Ministry of Education at the ongoing Social Media Week Lagos event at Landmark Centre.
During the session, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela bank-Olemoh announced the collaboration with Oracle and expressed appreciation to the company for collaborating with the State to provide access to Computer Science Education for Lagosians through the CodeLagos initiative. He also shared that the administration of the His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is committed to exploring and promoting necessary partnerships between the public and private sector to deliver quality governance to Lagos residents, especially in the area of human capacity development.
As part of efforts by the Lagos State Government to further broaden access to coding education for Lagos residents, CodeLagos Out-of-School centres will commence classes on Monday 13 November, 2017. The initiative is set to position Lagos State as the technology frontier in Africa by training 1 million Lagos residents to Code. Classes…
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.