If you’ve never participated in the CodeLagos Initiative, another opportunity is available to you. Registration for the fourth batch of its Out-of-School Programme is presently ongoing.
CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Government to teach the state’s residents how to code. The initiative was launched way back in 2016 with the aim of teaching one million Lagosians how to code before 2019 so as to make Lagos the technology frontier for Africa.
But it had a rather sluggish start. Nothing was practically heard about it until last year when it became news again; since November 2018, the initiative seems to have become fired up in delivering its promise to teach Lagos residents how to code. It has held two batches of training this year alone, impacting over 15,000 citizens.
Participants are equipped with essential coding skills including Java and Python programming, as well as HTML and CSS web design skills.
— Fela Bank-Olemoh (@felabankolemoh) July 18, 2018
The programme has further expanded into more locations across the state. Previously restricted to four locations, CodeLagos now holds in areas such as Yaba, Surulere, Isolo, Ipaja, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ilupeju, Meiran, Fadeyi, and Onikan.
CodeLagos partners quite a lot of important tech companies that provide funding and technical expertise. These include PricewaterhouseCoopers, SystemSpecs, ARM, 9Mobile, Oracle, and Siemens.
Registration for the Fourth Batch of the CodeLagos initiative is free and training begins on 6 August. Application ends on July 31 deadline and you can apply here.
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