Over 337 schools across the six districts in Lagos are set to take part in a 4-day Code Week Competition starting on Monday, June 25, 2018. Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemohare made this was known.
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.
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.
The competition is being organized 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.