The Kenyan government, through KICD has approved a new syllabus for teaching coding in primary and secondary schools.
This program i.e Coding, also known as programming, involves translating human intentions into commands that can be understood by computers.
The chief executive KICD Prof Charles Ong’ondo, indicated that coding is a practical thinking activity that enables children to imagine, create and solve problems.
He indicated,“In the past, coding was conceived as a high-level activity yet children can start engaging in early learning levels, the program will involve practical lessons.”
He also said that in our country, Kenya , the syllabus shall be offered by Kodris Africa, an online publishing firm that specialises in equipping learners with 21st-century skills such as creative problem solving and algorithmic thinking right from the elementary level.
Now Kenya is the first African country to approve this kind of syllabus. Kodris will be offering the syllabus in another 48 nations on the continent.