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Launching of the ‘Digital Youth Engagement Programme (DYEP)’

Date: March 05, 2018
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Launching of the ‘Digital Youth Engagement Programme (DYEP)’
Venue: Highlands Govt School (5th March 2018)
 
 
The National Computer Board, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation, acts as a training service provider to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research for the introduction of Coding in primary schools starting as early as Grade 4 and Grade 5.
 


  
The learners will be provided with a 15-hour training delivered in the Cyber Caravans which will proceed to various primary schools around the island following an agreed timetable with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research.
The objectives of introducing Coding at an early age are to:
  • Spark the interest of our young learners for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. 
  • Contribute to increase the number of students opting for Science and Computer Subjects at Secondary and Tertiary Levels.
 
This initiative will, in the long run, contribute towards creating an adequate and diversified talent pool to fill the increasing number of technology jobs that shall be available in the future and hence drive the growth of the ICT Sector.
 
It is estimated that some 2000 primary school students of Grade 4/5 would be trained in the first year of the project.
 
 

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