As part of its One Education initiative, Sterling Bank has announced its partnership with AUDAX Code School, an e-learning, training, and assessment solutions company for the 2016 Coding programme.
The programme is designed to improve digital literacy through coding in a fun and collaborative environment for primary and secondary school students in Nigeria.
While disclosing this to newsmen in Lagos, the Bank’s Group Head, Strategy & Communications, Mr. Shina Atilola noted that the objectives of the exercise are to bridge the digital skills gap in Nigeria; empower children and teachers in both rural and urban areas; foster creativity and creative thinking skills through information and communications technology learning and encourage careers of underprivileged youth through Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.
Mr. Atilola stated that the Bank remains committed to the Code School initiative and other similar projects by like-minded institutions who continue to advance the development of human capital especially among the youth in the country.
His words: “We are particularly delighted to support this project. It would be recalled that the Bank had in the past, partnered with the company to organize the Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) Hour of Code and a free Boot Camp for kids and adults to spread awareness of the need for computer science education among the youth.
“The children who took part in the programme “raised our hope that we still have a crop of children with potential to be among the best in the world in the area of information technology if given the right exposure and encouragement”
Meanwhile, AUDAX Code School, in a statement, said the company in its two-year lifespan, has achieved modest milestones that underscore its potential with the right partnerships.
Some of these notable milestones according to the school include the 2014 Google Rise Award Winners for Computer Science Education; Ambassadors In Nigeria for Africa Code Week (Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration and support and the training of 2000 children in private and public schools, orphanages and NGOs.
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