The partnership, which is part of a larger campaign to get #1MillionFingersCoding, has been tagged Code2Create and aims to train 600 students in 10 schools across the Federal Capital Territory.
Media reports say Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with The Future Project and The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE Foundation) is set to empower 6000 public school students in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria with basic skills in Kodu, Minecraft, HTML and CSS.
The partnership, which is part of a larger campaign to get 1MillionFingersCoding, has been tagged Code2Create and aims to train 600 students in 10 schools across the Federal Capital Territory.
According to the TZE Foundation, the students will be trained for 10 days, and further training will be provided for teachers of each school at the foundation’s HUB as well as through the Microsoft Youthworks portal Aiki Nigeria.
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“We believe that learning programming skills will benefit children in other ways whatever their ultimate career – almost akin to the reasoning for giving children the chance to learn a musical instrument or foreign language,” says Akindayo Akindolani, TZE Foundation Executive director .
Commenting, Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria said, “At Microsoft, we believe if we can inspire, enable and provide a conducive environment through digital literacy and coding skills, we are securing the nation’s future.”
The initiative aims to support the Federal Government’s need for diversification of Nigeria’s economy and intends to introduce young students to the IT world at an early age to enable them positively boost the country’s image in the ICT sector.
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