Lagos State to Open Application Portal to Train Residents On How to Code – http://codelagos.org/

The Lagos state government is at it again and who ever said the state is not the centre of excellence should have a rethink again. The government of Lagos state, Africa’s fastest growing economy is set to open an application portal on how to train residents on how to code

In anticipation of the much launch of the CodeLagos, the state Ministry of Education said the programme would seek to teach at least one million Lagos residents to code by the end of 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment opportunities.

The Lagos State Government also announced the commencement of the screening and selection exercise for facilitators for the programme. It will be recall that in April 2017, 300 Coding Centres across six Education Districts in Lagos State was commissioned according to the state Ministry of Education, marking the beginning of the CodeLagos after- school programme in both public and private schools in the state. While centres will be set up in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, it will also be set up at state public libraries and other community spaces.

The CodeLagos will not only cultivate a savvy workforce to drive our mega-city, but it will generate employment and business opportunities as we mobilize up to 1,500 facilitators in 2017 alone so says the Special Adviser to the governor on education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh

The program is an initiative of the Lagos State Government which aims to teach one million Lagos residents to code by 2019.

The application process which is and can be done online only, entails a submission of bio-data and completion of a general assessment, while successful applicants will receive world standard trainings on the necessary skills areas.

All qualifying candidates of the programme must be available to participate in all the required trainings which would be provided by the Government in collaboration with private sector partners within the technology sector. They must be willing to commit at least 12 hours weekly to facilitate CodeLagos courses at designated centres upon the launch of the initiatives. By May 13, 2017, a total number of 66 facilitators were train by the state government for the CodeLagos programme.

The official website for the CodeLagos programme is http://codelagos.org/ you can click to know more about it.

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