#TeenTech Coding Project: New Century Intiative and Singleclick Nigeria Provides Free Coding Training Across Public Secondary Schools in Enugu State
New Century Initiative and Singleclick Nigeria in collaboration with PPSMB (Post Primary School Management Board), Enugu have started a free coding program for public secondary schools in Enugu.
The program is to introduce over 2000 students in the state to the concepts of computer science and computational thinking.
In its pilot phase, students in 7 selected schools will learn coding using scratch and web development using HTML and CSS.
This will expose the students to powerful tools that could give them creative problem solving skills and make them critical thinkers, giving them relevant skills to solve local issues of sustainable development and as well provide employment opportunities both for themselves and those around them in the future.
PPSMB, was set up by the Government of Enugu State of Nigeria to Supervise, Manage and control all the state government owned Secondary Schools in Enugu State. The Board controls 291 schools spread across the seventeen (17) Local Government Areas of the state, with students population of about 150, 000 made up of 60, 000 males and 90, 000 females as at 2014/2015 academic session.
The project is themed #TeenTech and is in consolidation with Enugu State Oganiru Economic Submit to provide underprivileged students in public schools the requisite tech skills to take advantage of many technology tools for sustainable development.
Though other schools will follow suite, but the pilot phase is for the underlisted selected schools which are;
Uwani Boys Secondary School, Enugu
Queens School, Enugu
Nike Grammar School, Nike, Enugu
Annunciation Secondary School, Enugu
CSS Iva Valley, Enugu
Girls Sec School, Enugu
Trans Ekulu Girls Secondary School, Enugu