Kenya becomes first country in Africa to approve coding as school subject

The president of Kenya Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta recently announced that Kenya becomes the first country in Africa to approve coding as a subject of study within the official curricula for primary and secondary schools.

“I applaud the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) for leading our nation to this landmark achievement, by implementing coding as a critical skill within our new Competency Based Curriculum,”

President Kenyatta said.

According to Citizen Digital, The government has approved a new curriculum for secondary and primary school students that will teach coding. Kenya will be the first country on the African continent to implement the curriculum.

Kodris Africa, an online publishing company that specializes in equipping learners with 21st-century skills, will offer the syllabus after it was granted the approval by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.

Kodris is offering 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.

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