Nigerian computer technology learning institution for teenagers, TeenCoders, says it has unveiled a free online coding school, PCHub, for children in the country.
Announcing the free service, Anietie Etuk, Founder of TeenCoders says PCHub is an online platform for children and teenagers in Nigeria to learn how to create using computer programming.
It currently offers courses such as Web Development, Mobile Computing, 3D Animation, Game Development, among others, and will include more courses with time, Etuk says.
The new online platform is targeted at providing Nigerian teenagers added skills in newer, simpler, faster, cheaper and even better training programs which will help increase the number of teenagers in Nigeria involved in ICT development from an early age, Etuk further explains.
Citing statistics form different sources TeenCoders founder says ”there is a global shift as 12% of all job openings and 17% of all new wages in the developing world today are in computing fields, noting that three quarter of Nigerian schools focus more on computer studies that teach students how to use the solutions created in Computer Science instead of Computer Science which teaches students how to create solutions.
According to Etuk, PCHub is an open-source learning hub for a variety of users including teenagers, school teachers and programmers (instructors).
PCHub also offers a platform for teenagers to learn how to create anything by writing instructions for the computer to execute as no previous ICT knowledge is required, according to the TeenCoders’ Founder.
Under the plan, the PCHub platform is where ICT Teachers of Primary and Secondary Schools can freely download complete course manuals on computer programming. Programmers (Instructors) can also help to develop more child-friendly courses that can be freely distributed to children and teens around the world by joining the platform.
TeenCoders announced that interested persons can register for free on www.teencoders.com.ng .