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.”