Lagos State has set aside N2.5 billion for the construction of 500 coding centres across schools this year as part of the CodeLagos project. CodeLagos aims to equip one million Lagos residents with coding skills by the year 2019 with the goal to position Lagos as the technology frontier in Africa
The Special Adviser to the Governor on education stated that, each centre would be equipped with state of the art IT facilities to meet the needs of the students, adding that over 100 students would make use of each centre at a time.
According to him, government would ensure the sustainability of the CodeLagos project by putting structures in place to ensure it outlived the current administration. This would be done in partnership with the private sector.
Training for the Master Trainers to equip them with the right skills to be able handle after-school coding classes has already been concluded. These Master trainers will go on to train over 1,000 CodeLagos facilitators who will eventually be deployed to different coding centers across the State.
The CodeLagos project is expected to takeoff later in April.