F.G to Approve Teaching of Coding and Robotics in Secondary School

F.G to Approve Teaching of Coding and Robotics in Secondary School
The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE) has set up a ministerial committee to work with Coderina Education and Technology Foundation on a pilot to introduce robotics, coding, and project-based learning to all federal government schools across the country. A number of schools have been selected from across the six geopolitical zones to ensure that the program can be scaled up along these geopolitical zones. Teachers from the selected schools gathered in Abuja recently for a 2-day hand on experiential training.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said, “As we are all aware, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become the driver of competitiveness in the world today. It has redefined efficiency and productivity and changed the dynamics of the world of work. Coderina is well known in Africa for the advancement of computer science, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education (STEM). There is, therefore, no doubt that our partnership will bring great improvements to the education sector and Nigeria as a whole”. Speaking about the program, Coderina’s Relationships and Engagement Director, Mr. Akinniyi Obaide, said the teachers had been provided with resources to train students, form teams and bring the teams from the federal government schools to join others in the annual SAP FIRST LEGO League event. Mr. Akinniyi Obaide said, “This unprecedented move by the Federal Ministry of Education underpins a commitment to substantial change within the education sector by the Minister, Adamu Adamu. The vision to reposition the educational system of Nigeria in line with the changing future of work by fostering lifelong learning and promoting skills such as creativity, critical thinking and complex problem-solving is essential for the knowledge economy.”

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