In brief

13 April 2018

Computing

The local government of Lagos state has announced plans to set up 5,000 new coding centres in 2018. The government is creating the new centers in primary and secondary schools under the second phase of the CodeLagos initiative that was launched in 2016 and aims to teach 1 million residents basic coding skills.

Governor of the state Akinwunmi Ambode said the plan includes extracurricular coding centres that would be launched at public libraries and community centers, as well as private training centres.