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.
The special adviser to the Governor on Education had in a related report disclosed that plans are underway to open more coding centres for the Out-of-School programme. “The plan as approved by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is to have 50 Out-of-School training centres in 2018 aside from the 5000 centres in primary and Secondary schools in the State.” He stated.
“The Out-of-School coding classes are completely free and are designed to cater for Lagos residents who are older than 16 years are currently not in any primary or secondary school in the State. Students will be trained in Python, Java programming languages as well as Web development.”
In the same vein, plans are at advanced stage to commence coding classes in 400 primary and secondary schools across the 6 Educational Districts in the State – both Government and Private – in the coming academic term set to resume this month. In view of that, CodeLagos facilitators will be trained. “We are excited to announce that facilitators’ training for the In-School programme will hold tomorrow in different centres across the State. This is to prepare them for the commencement of classes for students in primary and secondary schools in the new term.” Mr. Bank-Olemoh disclosed.
The CodeLagos programme can be tracked on www.codelagos.org or on Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with the handle @CodeLagos