The administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has reinforced its unwavering resolve to building skilled and well trained workforce suitable for the the demand of the tech-driven 21st century economy especially as the State develops into a smart city. This was expressed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh at the…
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.
The first ever CodeLagos competition, Lagos Code Week, kicked off yesterday, offering an opportunity for students in 337 schools across six districts to put to the test the skills they’ve developed over the past months.
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.
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.
Riding on the success of the first batch which took place in the last quarter of 2017, the Out-of-School programme of CodeLagos commenced classes for its second batch on Monday April 9, 2018.
The Coding classes are currently running in four centres namely Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba; Isolo Public Library, Isolo; Ilupeju Public Library, Ilupeju; and Onikan Youth Centre, Onikan.
CODELAGOS: 15,000 Trained As Ambode Approves Next Phase Of Initiative With 5,000 Coding Centres To Open This Year
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…