Codefest International trains over 3,000 kids

Codefest International has trained over 3,000 children across six states on coding during its Boot Camp.

Moss Uromtah, Founder, Codefest International, made this known in Lagos, said part of the project is to reach out to one million children and youths to code by 2020.

Uromtah said that the Northern part of the country was ready for digital transformation and codefest had trained 300 children in Kano, of which most were girls.

“Codefest Boot Camp has become a signature training programme with over 3,000 kids and youths trained on coding skills in various programming languages.

“The projects developed by our students are being incubated, going through tests before launch. Parents, schools and teachers have testified of the results in our curriculum.

“Using a combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to make the kids creative and interested in problem-solving,’’ Uromtah said.

He said that the nation’s educational sector would be revived; quality would replace quantity; with partners contributing to generating a pool of young, smart talents abreast with changes in global technology and research.

Uromtah said that children trained would become ambassadors driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) which would be implemented only by persons with this type of knowledge and skills that we impart into these kids.

The ICT expert said in terms of products, codefest had impacted on teachers through STEM training and certification at every level; introducing them to digital tools that aided learning from classrooms to lab teaching pedagogy.