Mugoiri Girls School Launches Innovative Computer Programming and Coding Program

Mugoiri Girls High School in Murang’a County has taken a step forward in technical education by introducing a coding program to teach students computer programming. This innovative initiative aims to provide students with skills that will set them apart in the global job market.

Summary.

  • Mugoiri Girls High School in Murang’a County launches a coding program for its students.
  • Kodris Africa, a partner in the program emphasizes the importance of coding as a language.
  • The program is designed to empower students with problem solving abilities, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Background.

The introduction of the coding program at Mugoiri Girls High School demonstrates a vital thinking approach to education that prepares students for the job market demands. This initiative aligns with trends seen in developed countries where coding is becoming a subject in schools.

Empowering students for future opportunities

Kodris Africa, a collaborator in this initiative underscored the significance of coding as a language that is crucial for success in today’s world. Consequently, this groundbreaking program has garnered recognition from both the Ministry of Education as well as the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) for its teaching approach to computer programming or coding education. Principal Susan Mundia from Mugoiri Girls High School was excited about how the program can help students develop skills like problem solving, creativity and critical thinking. These skills are essential for students to succeed in today’s world and pursue a range of career paths.

The program also aims to narrow the technology gap between students and their counterparts in developed nations. By introducing coding to girls at an early, age the program hopes to prepare them for future opportunities and provide them with the knowledge they need to thrive.

Stakeholders and Future Plans

Key figures such as Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen and Dennis Itumbi a strategist at Statehouse have shown their support for the initiative. They stress the importance of collaboration among the government, Kodris Africa, Safaricom and other partners to extend coding education opportunities to students throughout Kenya.

With a target of teaching coding to one million girls across Africa the program aims to ensure that young women have the skills required to emerge as leaders, in the technology industry.

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