EkoExcel introduces students to coding – The Punch

EkoExcel, a Lagos State electronic technology-based initiative in basic education has marked ‘Hour of Code’ lessons for primary one to six students in the state.

Hour of Code, according to a statement on Monday, is a global movement to introduce people of all ages to computer programming in a fun way.

The founder of Code.org, Hadi Partovi, in the statement, said the initiative was created for pupils to be introduced to the concepts of computer programming.

The event, themed, ‘Learn Computer Science, Change the World,’ involved the participation of pupils in lessons focused on computers and coding.

Partovi said, “The Hour of Code is a global computer science initiative by code.org that creates a fun and creative environment for pupils to be introduced to the concepts of computer programming. It is designed to make coding simple and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science.

“This scheme was designed to demystify coding and show that computer science is not rocket science—anybody can learn its basics and over 100 million students worldwide have tried their hands at Hour of Code programme. The demand for relevant 21st-century computer science education knows no boundaries.”

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