The Government To Roll Out The Implementation Of The Computer Coding Curriculum In 150 Schools Next Week
Targeting public primary and secondary schools, the government will next week roll out the implementation of the computer coding curriculum support material on a pilot basis under the Digital Literacy Programme.
Coding is the process of converting human intentions into commands that computers can comprehend.
The lessons will be presented to the learners through an interactive online studio.
The pilot project will include 50 public secondary schools and 100 public primary that have been chosen by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority from across the country.
“The ICT Authority and the Ministry of Education have selected the first batch of 150 public schools in which the coding content will be deployed as part of piloting process before being fully rolled to over 22,000 public schools in the country,” said Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene.
While reporting on media, Mr Mugumo said that adding coding to the school curriculum will enhance students’ technological skills and put them on the scope in the ever-growing world of technology.
“The real work we want to do is to prepare students for the job market,” said Mr Mugumo during a media breakfast at Nairobi hotel on Friday.
He further said that in the next 3-5 years, at least 55 per cent of all jobs in Kenya will require digital skills as employers are seeking for a productive workforce that is digitally skilled.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has already approved the curriculum support material