The Kenyan government has approved a new coding syllabus for secondary and primary school students that will teach coding making Kenya the first country in Africa to implement the curriculum
The syllabus will be offered by Kodris Africa, an online publishing company that specializes in equipping learners with 21st-century skills after it was granted approval by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
Prof Charles Ong’ondo, KICD’s chief executive, stated that the curriculum will include practical lessons that will allow children to improve their problem-solving skills. “In the past, coding was conceived as a high-level activity yet children can start engaging in early learning levels,” said Prof Ong’ondo on Tuesday in a statement seen by the Standard.
In order to roll out the curriculum, Kodris stated that they will seek synergy with other partners. The syllabus will put students on an equal footing with students in developed countries.
“We are talking to telcos, banks, and other partners for the rollout,” said Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene…When students learn to code they can become producers in this 21st century digital age rather than merely consume what is created by others.”
Kodris will also offer the syllabus in other 48 nations across the continent.
The curriculum has an easy-to-use interface and can be taught by any schoolteacher. It will cover both primary and secondary school.