March 2, 2024

Nigerian students embrace Codingal, bridging digital divide with 21st Century skills

Nigerian students embrace Codingal, bridging digital divide with 21st Century skills

A new wave of learning is sweeping across Nigeria, empowering over 6,000 K-12 students monthly with essential coding skills through Codingal, the leading coding platform for young learners.

This initiative marks a significant step towards bridging the digital gap and equipping Nigerian children with the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century where technology reigns supreme.

Vivek Prakash, co-founder and CEO of Codingal, emphasizes the importance of equitable access to quality tech education, stating, “Every child deserves access to top tech education, regardless of which part of the world they live in. We are honoured to support the next generation of Nigerian innovators and build a robust pipeline of multi-sector talent across the continent.”

At Codingal, success isn’t just measured by numbers but by the remarkable achievements of its young prodigies.

Nigerian students enrolled in Codingal have already made their mark by publishing apps and games on platforms like Google Play Store, showcasing their talent and entrepreneurial spirit. From educational tools to interactive games, these young Nigerians are poised to lead the software industry.

Joshua Fred, an 8th-grade student from Nigeria, shares his journey with Codingal, stating, “My mom found a coding class online, and I joined the free trial. In five months, I’ve learned machine learning, earned two certificates, and got seven badges, including the Coding Ninja badge. My teacher is great—she makes the class fun and teaches well. Proud to be part of Codingal.”

Beyond empowering students, Codingal also invests in the professional development of Nigerian educators. With a strict policy of hiring teachers with a degree in Computer Science, the platform ensures that students receive instruction from knowledgeable professionals who understand their unique learning styles. Manasseh Jackson, a senior Coding Instructor from Nigeria, attests to the enriching experience of teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

Furthermore, Codingal’s impact transcends borders, fostering pan-African innovation through initiatives like the Africa Coding Olympiad. With over 11,000 participants from across the continent, this competition underscores Codingal’s commitment to nurturing tech talent and collaboration on a continental scale.

Supported by esteemed advisors and investors like Y Combinator and Rebright Partners, Codingal is poised to revolutionize tech education in Africa. With a steadfast commitment to
empowering Nigerian children, Codingal is paving the way for a brighter future fueled by technology.

Through initiatives like Codingal, Nigeria is poised to lead the charge in harnessing the transformative power of technology, empowering its youth to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.