CodeLagos 2018 kicks off: Stakeholders’ Brain Storm on Next Steps

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.

CodeLagos teams with industry leader Oracle

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.

CodeLagos Stakeholders’ session with heads of Schools

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.

Codelagos Trains New Master Trainers

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…

Coding Classes off to a Good Start

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.”

107 Master Trainers Equipped to Train 1000 Facilitators for CodeLagos

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.”