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U.S. trains 300 Nigerian schoolgirls on coding, web design

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The United States has commenced training of 300 Nigerian schoolgirls in Osun State as part of its effort to spur them into future careers in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence and other related fields.

In a statement on Thursday, the U.S. consulate said the 300 girls will receive training on coding, web design, and product creation for six months under the “Osun girls can code” program.

Funded by a public diplomacy grant from the U.S. Consulate General, the project will be implemented by a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Dayo Adeniyi.

The U.S. consulate said the program will also equip the students with all key skills needed to thrive in the corporate world.

“The 300 schoolgirls will receive training on coding, web design, and product creation, all key skills needed in today’s increasingly competitive job market.  The goal of encouraging the role of girls and women in STEM fields has been the cornerstone of the technology-learning programs supported by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria,” statement by the U.S. consulate read. Continue Reading

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