TedPrime Hub has launched its Master Class Programme on Coding, Robotics and Web Development for Private Schools in Nigeria
The programme which is designed to holistically advance even distribution of quality education that would position every child for the 4th Industrial Revolution began with Buckswood School in Ogun State presenting all students across board.
Olalekan Adeeko, the Technical and Operations Lead Officer of the TedPrime Hub who is also the Master Facilitator stressed that the first phase of the programme would last for 7 weeks with modules on core aspects of Coding Robotics, Web and App Development. Students would at the end of the first phase present array of solutions and models for social and economic impact and other spheres of life.
Speaking at the first day of the Master Class, Buckswood School Representative, Mr. Sola Dawodu while thanking the parents for supporting the initiative charged the students to channel their perspectives on this advanced and specialized training programme as Coding and Robotics is now the language of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Speaking at the Flag off, The Administration and Global Partnerships Lead of TedPrime Hub, Ayodele Odeogbola reiterated the need to urgently address the shortfall in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics in schools by tilting our students’ projections on this emerging paradigm as an antidote to solving our own domestic challenges “We travel round the world and see the state and quality of education and Computational Thinking as regards STEM in these countries across the global north and our daily concern is the new and fast changing world and eco-space that is evolving where these future generations and ours would be competing for the same work and roles. But in contrast, our curriculum is not currently addressing this.”
The students were presented with Micro:bits each on the first day with resources as part of their training tools. Micro:bits is a an open source hardward ARM-based system designed by BBC for computer education in United Kingdom.