Sterling Bank Plc, in partnership with Audax Solutions Limited, an education technology solutions company, is introducing a computer education initiative toward boosting e-learning in Nigeria.
The Computer Science Education (CSE) programme tagged: ‘Audax Code School’ is in line with the bank’s One Education initiative aimed at consolidating its strategic focus on education and its commitment to youth empowerment and development in Nigeria.
The initiative is aimed at bridging the digital skills gap in Nigeria, empower children and teachers in both rural and urban areas, foster creativity and creative thinking skills through information and communications technology learning and encourage careers of underprivileged youth through Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.
The training programme, which is aimed at also deepening awareness of Computer Science Education among children and youth will cover Summer Code School, Africa Code Week, Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code Week, and Train the Trainer Sessions.
Sterling Bank in a statement released recently, commended Audax Solutions for initiating the programme, noting that participants, who took part in previous programme, raised “our hope that we still have in Nigeria.”
“A crop of children with potential to be among the best in the world in the area of computer education, if given the right exposure and encouragement” the statement said, stressing this has informed the reason for the support of the 2016 edition.
The partnership with Audax Solutions, according to the bank, was informed by the belief that teaching children programming skills is essential to developing their problem solving, creative and communication skills, helping to foster an interest in technology that can result in profitable and rewarding careers.
Audax is an education technology solutions company that had invested and continues to invest immensely in technology training and development in Nigeria.
The company has a fully-equipped comfortable centre that sits 150 people. Its centre holds over 400 laptops, projectors, and sound equipment that is available for trainings, seminars and computer based tests.