Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will on Friday unveil the “Code Lagos” programme to promote the smart city project of the State.
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education disclosed this during a press briefing in his office, said the initiative is aimed at making coding curriculum accessible to every student in Lagos State.
“Our goal for ‘Code Lagos’ program is to teach one million students in Lagos State the basic knowledge involved in computer coding system by 2019. This program will be available to our students from primary to tertiary education level,” he says.
According to him, the initiative which also aimed at placing Lagos state as the technology frontier in Africa will be unveiled at a private gathering of Corporate Nigeria, with guests comprising leaders in both public and private sectors.
As a build-up to the unveiling, Lagos State had engaged critical stakeholders in the information technology space through series of meetings and workshops to develop a robust model for the implementation of the programme, Bank-Olemoh adds.
According to him, “we have clear objectives and we have thought through the model. Industry experts have critiqued it and pointed out gaps we may have overlooked. Now we are ready to roll-out our plans”
The Special Adviser therefore called on the public, particularly corporate organisations to collaborate with the government in positioning Lagos State as the technology frontier in Africa.