Abuja - iBridgeHub, a local technology firm, has commenced training of local children on computer coding language in order to address the shortage of language coding experts in the country.
Head of iBridgeHub and initiator of iCode, Francis Madojemu said the children who are drawn from secondary schools across the country will be train on basic computer coding language so as to make them proficient in technology innovation.
Madojemu expressed concern that Nigeria and the rest of the continent had become preoccupied with consuming finished products without knowing or making input on how the products were made.
He said the continent needed to be fluent in technology terminology and not just remain consumers of offerings made elsewhere.
“A lot of people know about such social media as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But unfortunately, they only know about the finished products and not how the products were developed,” said Madojemu.
“What we are trying to do with the children is to introduce them to the behind-the-scenes of the technology that is running the world today so that they can apply it and use it to change the world.
There is a huge need for people with such understanding in the world, talk less of Nigeria. Even the Computer Society of Nigeria (COSON) has revealed that we have the problem of lack of people who can code and understand how to build technology you can apply,” Madojemu said.
– CAJ News