New Coding Centres would be launched in September 2017 to implement the second phase of the Code-Lagos Project, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved.
The approval is coming on the heels of the successful implementation of the pilot phase of the project which has trained 5,464 students of primary and secondary schools across the State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, in a statement, said 65 schools including government and private schools took part in the pilot phase.
According to Bank-Olemoh, “CodeLagos will ensure that the Lagos economy has the people that will drive its development for the next 50 years, positioning Lagos State as the technology frontier in Africa.
Bank- Olemoh said that more Lagosians would have the opportunity to take part in the training free-of-charge at any of the public libraries.
Meanwhile, the State Government has concluded plans to roll out the project in all the State-owned public libraries to ensure access to CodeLagos classes for more Lagosians especially those out of the conventional schools’ system.
Bank- Olemoh enjoined Lagosians to visit www.codelagos.org as the registration portal would be open for the public to sign up for free on Monday August 21.