As part of strong measures to prepare Ogun State high school students for the 4th Industrial Revolution as creators of technology and make them a strong key player in ecosystem that is technology driven, the TedPrime Hub is set to accept applications for exhibition and competition on Coding App Development and Web Design from secondary schools around Ogun State.
The project which is proudly supported by United States Consulate, Lagos, Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Computer Teachers Association of Nigeria would feature top 10 Finalists at the Exhibition and Competition event selected by independent judges. The top 3 winning Teams and Schools however, would receive Educational Grants, Robots, Edubox, Tablets, Micro:bits and other great prizes.
The first phase of the project which featured over 226 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) high school educators in public and private secondary schools in Ogun State
Interested schools and Teams should submit an Application Form downloadable at www.tinyurl.com/codelinerscompetition and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 8th May, 2017.
At the unveiling session, the Technical Lead of the Project, Olalekan Adeeko stressed the need to transform the mindsets of high schools students to the instructional contents that appeal to learning capabilities adding that the curriculum of today is completely Obsolete and needs complete overhauling. The curriculum at the state and National level is not preparing the students for the workforce that is multiculturally structured. High School students in Hawaii are currently building robots to transform the society they find themselves, Universities in Massachusetts are building Solar Energy Stations and distributing to National Grid. Nigerian education curriculum in a competing world do not have all these?
The Codeliners Project Manager, Odeogbola Ayodele on his submission reiterated the need for strong support and involvement of industries as an underlining factor in the development of education in 21st Century learning ecosystem and prepare the students for the future workforce and stemming the disconnect between learners interest and teaching in an interconnected world. He challenged the need for all stakeholders and industries to position themselves by providing the enabling and productive environment for the youths towards the realization of Partnership for Sustainability as enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He challenged the President of Nigeria that most youths are ready to work if all these are being put in place siting the visit of Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to Nigeria in 2017.
It would be recalled that President Buhari lampooned the Nigerian Youths at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. “More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free.”
The maiden edition of the Codeliners Competition is also featuring The Sterling Bank, Airtel Nigeria, Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.