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Good news, Lagosians can now register for CodeLagos Free Coding 2019, as the portal is now Open
Have you Heard of CodeLagos? Well then Applygist.com is first to inform the general public about CodeLagos. CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education aimed at making coding education framework accessible to every student in Lagos State.
Why Teach Code?
As we strive towards an economy in which technology is leveraged to enhance the lives and promote the livelihoods of Lagos State residents, it is important to prepare our citizenry to meet new workforce demands, harness the benefits of technology, and communicate in the language of the future. ONLINE COURSES FOR ETHICAL HACKING – 9 BEST RECOMMENDED COURSES
We’re positioning students in Lagos State to:
Harness, create, and leverage on local & global opportunities
Meet the growing demand for tech skills
Approach the world of work as problem solvers
Learning to code unlocks a variety of other capabilities, including:
Creativity, among others.
By teaching students to code,
we empower them to become value-creating employees or job creators in any field they choose to pursue.
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What are the CodeLagos MODEL PROGRAMMEs Available?
To actualize this vision, CodeLagos will employ a multiple-pronged approach, deploying coding education framework across various platforms, including:
Primary & Secondary Schools – Public/Private
Public & Private Libraries
Public Spaces e.g Community Centers
Coding Education Framework
The Lagos State Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology, has launched the first state-sanctioned computer programming education framework with clearly stated learning outcomes.
The new coding education framework will provide basic- to proficiency-level competence in Computer Science, Information technology and digital literacy.
Classes will be set up at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions. These centers will be facilitated by experienced tutors to deliver the coding education framework in a regular schedule each academic session.
The ratio of Students to Facilitators has been set to achieve an optimum engagement level.
The attention span of each school demographic was considered in setting each class duration.
Twice a week, regular classes will hold in public spaces in Lagos State including Public Libraries, Digital Libraries and Community Centers.
Facilitators will hold Basic, Foundation and Advanced classes in each of the selected programming languages and anyone can register to learn at their pace.
Facilitators will be trained through local and international partnerships.
Facilitators need not have advanced coding knowledge and skills to apply for the training scheme and the opportunity to tutor classes. If you’d like to apply as a facilitator, please click here.
On the www.codelagos.org website, anyone can log on to learn to code at his or her own pace. The coding education framework will be presented through engaging lessons in text, graphical, demo and video formats.
CODELAGOS OUT-OF-SCHOOL/ STUDENT REGISTRATION (PUBLIC LIBRARIES)
As we enter the next phase of CodeLagos, we’re extending centres to public libraries to cater for Lagosians who are currently not in the school system. Students would be able to enroll from August 21, 2017.
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What is CodeLagos Vision
Basically, CodeLagos has a mandate “To Make Lagos the Technology Frontier in Africa”
The world is evolving faster than we can keep up. Around the world, policymakers, social impact organizations, and profit-driven institutions alike are responding to this reality by taking a proactive stance and recording some early gains.
Forward-thinking governments have recognized that in order for their societies to survive, thrive, and remain competitive in a technology-driven world, they must develop a population that can effectively leverage technology in day-to-day living and in the world of work. One specific area of the technology discourse that is gaining ground is the importance of coding as part of education.
Estonia, already known for their early adoption of technology in governance, in 2012 became the first country in the world to institute a scheme to teach children to code. The UK followed suit in 2014, making computer programming a compulsory subject in schools. Other countries in the world, from Finland, to the U.S., to India, have recognized the need to harness the power of technology for the success of their nations and nation-states.
Lagos State has also embraced the approach of using technology as a driving force for development— as seen with the recent selection of Lagos as one of 100 Resilient Cities and the signing of an MOU with Smart City (Dubai). During the signing, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode – the Governor of Lagos State – stated his commitment “to establish a strong convergence between technology, economic development and governance.”
One of the important social functions of education is to facilitate development by providing the quality and quantity of educated human resources required for the prevailing social, economic, and technological conditions. Recognizing the needs of our times, the Lagos State Ministry of Education aims to prepare our population to create and take advantage of the opportunities that will arise as the State’s technological capacity increases.