The Lagos State Code Week Competition came to an end today and winners have emerged for both Senior and Junior categories of the coding competition for Secondary Schools in Lagos state.
The grand finale of the 4-day coding competition (which started on Monday) took place today at Methodist Girl’s High School, Yaba, Lagos and saw a total of 39 schools – 21 schools in the Junior Category and 18 schools in the Senior Category, slug it out for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions for each category.
The 3 winning schools (with 3 representatives each) for each category were selected from the top 5 schools after making a presentation of their code-work to the audience and judges.
The winning schools for the Junior category were:
- 1st: Whitesands School
- 2nd: Lagos State Model College
- 3rd: Methodist Girls’ High School.
The other two schools that made the top 5 list were Supreme Education High School and Dabitos High School.
While for the Senior category, the winning teams were:
- 1st: Lagos State Model College Kankon
- 2nd: Whitesands School, Lekki.
- 3rd: Supreme Education High School
The other two schools that made the top 5 list were Dabitos High School and Holychild High School.
Recall that Whitesands Schools, one of the winning teams in both categories also had its team of four JSS2 students, called Team Neon, make history by winning the globally-renowned Conrad Challenge Annual Innovation Summit in Florida early last month.
This is the premier edition of the week-long competition and over 337 schools (both public and private) participated across the 6 Educational Districts in Lagos with a grand finale of the winning teams at district levels today.
The competition was put together by the State Ministry of Education through its CodeLagos initiative, an initiative of the Government to train one million Lagosians to code by the year 2030. CodeLagos is poised to help Secondary School students identify and develop digital skills in Lagos State.
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