WINNERS EMERGE IN MAIDEN CODING COMPETITION.

Winners have emerged in the maiden edition of the Code Lagos competition tagged the “Lagos Code Week”. The competition, which was; organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Education brought together secondary school students in both public and private schools across the state.

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The competitors were; divided into groups of three to develop something using progamming languages. Preliminaries of the contest were; held in the six education districts of Lagos State between Monday and Wednesday before the final on Thursday.

In the Junior category, a team from Whitesand School, Lekki got the top prize. The first runner-up was Lagos State Model College, Badore while Methodist Girls High School, Yaba was the Second runner-up.

For the Senior category, Lagos State Model College, Kankon won. It was followed by Whitesand School, Lekki and Supreme Education Foundation High School, Magodo.

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Team members from three top winning schools in each category got a tablet each as well as other prizes from the corporate sponsors of the competition. Aside that, their teachers, otherwise called facilitators, got various cash prizes. The facilitators of the first prize winners got a 50,000 naira each.

For the first runners-up, it was 35,000 naira for the facilitators. The facilitators of the second runners-up went home with 25,000 naira each. Also, the principals of all the top school teams got a plaque and a phone as an incentive for leading their schools to be victorious.

Officials with the winners in the Junior Category of the maiden Code Lagos Competition held at Methodist Girls High School, Yaba Government committed to making students take coding seriously Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh who described Code Lagos as the “largest edutech initiative in Africa” told  that the government has been able to make students take coding seriously.

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