June 25, 2022

Kenya launches Computer Programming Curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools

The Federal government of Kenya has formally introduced the Coding and Pc Programming Curriculum to be used in Public Colleges. The syllabus had previously been approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Enhancement (KICD) on April 19.  The material in the curriculum was made in partnership with Kodris Africa, an instruction technologies business.

The new material will be executed across Kenyan Key and Secondary Educational facilities beneath the Countrywide Digital Learn Plan for 2022-2032. It will be used in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and learning and the ICT Authority by the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP).

Cupboard Secretary Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Mr. Joe Mucheru has also unveiled a new federal government driven electronic capabilities schooling aimed at equipping 20 million Kenyans with suitable digital capabilities to enable citizens work correctly underneath the digital overall economy. 

Talking on Wednesday even though launching Kodris Africa, Mr. Mucheru hailed the new coding syllabus as a game changer by enabling our colleges to develop long run laptop or computer coding experts. 

“This is a great working day for the country particularly for our small children who will now have the opportunity to understand coding and laptop programming at an early age. The planet is changing and everybody is going electronic and Kenya will not be remaining guiding as the world goes digital,” mentioned Mr. Mucheru. 

Mr Mucheru, also additional that the implementation of the Electronic Literacy Programme that’s ongoing in public universities will be improved further more with the new coding syllabus. 

“We have currently dispersed a lot more than 1.2 million laptops for learners in public educational institutions in Kenya as effectively as linked electricity to more than 22,000 educational institutions and the initiative is ongoing to seize all universities as we go digital. So much we are accomplishing well and with this new coding syllabus the Digital Literacy Programme will be improved,” added Mucheru. 

Director of Felony Investigations George Kinoti who also attended the celebration, famous that the federal government needs to quip our kids with computer system competencies that will aid them to remedy elaborate pc technological innovation complications in long run. 

“Equipping our children with IT capabilities in educational facilities is very important for the reason that in today’s world even the law enforcement should be nicely skilled in personal computer systems to combat criminals who are now tech-savvy. Technologies helps us bust criminal offense in genuine time and keep forward of the criminals,” Kinoti mentioned. 

KICD CEO Prof Charles Ong’ondo in a speech examine on his behalf by Deputy Director e-mastering Eunice Gachoka – mentioned that the new written content falls below the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) that emphasizes on utilization of engineering to equip learners with modern-day techniques. 

Kodris Africa Chairman Mr Mwanki Munuhe has inspired universities and mother and father to promptly undertake the coding curriculum as a way of getting ready their children to encounter potential pc systems. 

“Let’s get ready our kids for the foreseeable future world and any baby who is not grounded on technologies will experience in the long run. Know-how is the currency of the potential,” Mwaniki said.

On his portion Kodris Main Govt Officer Mr Mugumo Munene, said that the new coding syllabus will open up the minds of kids to the electronic globe.

“It is very important that learners learn the language of the entire world of now, which is coding. Kodris Africa was goal-constructed to increase price to the entire body of understanding that college students are buying now so that they can have a better prospect in the entire world of employment and employment creation”, additional Mugumo. 

Talking at the same function, Stanbic Lender Chief Government Officer, Charles Mudiwa stated the lender will lover with Kodris Africa and the Kenyan authorities to make electronic practically a truth. 

“We will be in this journey with Kodris Africa to drive electronic revolution in Africa. Stanbic has signed partnership agreements with 7 Counties to prepare men and women on digital competencies. So far,500 pcs have been donated to education centers. Stanbic will add 100 pcs to Kodris Africa’s initiative.

The event was also attended Kenya Earnings Authority (KRA) Deputy Commissioner, Technologies, Innovation and Supply, Wemmic Mutinda and the Academics Assistance Fee (TSC) ICT director Charles Gichira.