#CodeLagos: Over 337 Schools to Participate in the Lagos State Code Week Competition

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CodeLagos to Reach Out-Of-School Residents, Expands to 500 Schools by January 2018

Over 337 schools (both public and private schools) across the 6 Educational Districts in Lagos are set to take part in a 4-day Code Week Competition starting on Monday, June 25, 2018. This was made known on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemohare.

The 4-day competition was designed to expose students in various schools across the State to the world of computer programming, help them develop their coding skills and further encourage the much-needed adoption of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills within the school curriculum which will in turn raise ICT standards among Lagos state schools.

CodeLagos is a response to the mandate of His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode to prepare Lagos residents for the technology driven future. Our intention through this competition is to foster problem solving and algorithmic thinking abilities among these students by simulating real-case problem solving scenarios. By so doing, we will position our students for the 21st century workforce. We will also identify talented young programmers and help nurture their skills and expertise. — Mr. Bank-Olemoh

The Lagos Code Week would commence with a preliminary competition which would feature the CodeLagos schools in each of the six Educational Districts in the State with each school (both private and public owned) presenting a team of up to 3 contestants  who would be required to respond to a coding-related design challenge.

Codelagos phase 2

The competition is being organised by the State Ministry of Education through the CodeLagos initiative, an initiative of the Government to train one million Lagosians to code by the year 2030. Already in its third phase, the CodeLagos contains an “In–School” (for students) and “Out-of-School” programme holding in 12 centres across the State, with plans to expand to 1,500 In-School coding centres and 50 Out-of-School centres across Lagos State before the end of the year as well as train over 150,000 Lagos residents before the end of the year.


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