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KU to Train Teachers on Coding

KU to Train Teachers on Coding

Teachers will now attend courses designed to convey coding expertise.

Three faculty members will oversee this partnership between Kenyatta University and Kodris Africa.

The brief course will cover curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and classroom management.

Paul Wainaina, the vice chancellor of the Kenyatta University, affirmed his commitment to boosting the development of digital skills.

“Our commitment is borne out of our understanding that these skills are highly sought-after today and will greatly contribute to Kenya’s participation in the global digital economy,” Wainaina said.

The VC noted that coding is an essential skill that, when acquired, enables students to become creators rather than only consumers.

“As technology becomes increasingly integrated into every aspect of society, the ability to code is becoming a fundamental skill for many careers,” Wainaina added.

As with any other subject, the teachers picked from both public and private institutions will be able to teach students coding.

According to Muguno Munene, CEO of Kodris Africa, this is the first cooperation in Africa.

Now, according to Munene, the abilities learned by teachers will not only assist them in teaching, but also in making life choices.

“We are honoured that Kenyatta University is on board and ready to prepare teachers to deliver these lessons which will in turn create a great impact as learners acquire 21st-century skills,” Munene said.

Francis Kiarie of the Department of Management Science will lead the team, assisted by Olivia Opere of the Department of Educational Foundations and Maina Muuro of the Department of Computing and Information Technology.

The Kodris coding guide provides access to a variety of online or classroom activities for students, as well as numerous examples and answers to the platform’s assignments.

When a student visits the teacher’s dashboard, teachers can track student progress and view the number of stars each student has earned.

150 schools participated in the experimental coding instruction program.

The ICT Authority and the Ministry of Education will choose the first group of pilot public schools through the Digital Literacy Programme Technical Implementation Committee.

The move is anticipated to play a crucial role in the DLP content rollout.

DLP has enabled the government to provide approximately 1,2 million laptops to students across the nation.

KU to Train Teachers on Coding

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