Abuja - The Lagos State Government has
advised students to embrace information and communication technology (ICT) to
secure successful careers as programmers.
The State Commissioner for Science and Technology,
Olufemi Odubiyi, gave the advice at a training workshop on computer programming
system organised by the state Ministry of Science and Technology.
It was organised in collaboration with the Wifi Combat
Academy for public school students in Lagos State Government e-Learning Centre.
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The commissioner pledged government commitment to the
development of ICT in the state and enjoining the students to develop
self-confidence in practicing the coding system both at home and in school.
“Despite the present economic challenges, having computer
skills would not only increase their knowledge but will create more
opportunities for them in this digital age,” Odubiyi said.
The training workshop “Hour of Code” is a global
initiative designed for students to spend at least an hour of their learning
time to programme in order to demystify coding system and show that anybody can
learn the basics involved.
- CAJ News