Lagos State Government Plan To Train One Million Programmers
This indeed is great news for the entire Nigerians as Lagos State Government Plan To Train One Million Programmers
Lagos State Government on Tuesday, February 2018, said that it would have trained one million residents on coding by 2030 to make them compete favorably for employment globally.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that The Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, gave the assurance at the sixth edition of Social Media Week Lagos, with the theme: ‘Closer.’
He spoke on the topic “Teaching One Million Lagosians to Code”.
Bank-Olemoh said that global competitiveness required critical thinking and problem-solving skills which could be acquired through coding.
Bank-Olemoh said that skills to be acquired during the training would also make beneficiaries to be entrepreneurs.
“Lagos population is 65 percent young; so, you have to give them skills that will make them successful in life.
“How do we ensure that the workforce in Lagos succeeds? Technology has to play a role. “We want Lagos to continue to prosper and the average workforce able to deliver, ” he said.
We also want to ensure that the average Nigerian becomes relevant and able to compete globally. According to the official, skills acquired through coding stay with one for the rest of his life.
That alone is beneficial to the individual and encouraging to the government.”
When Ask, When Will This Training Commence, He Told The Press. That There Will Be A Press Release On This, As This Plan Is Still In Her Beta Stage