Education Technologies firm Kodris Africa has offered a full secondary school scholarship to the top student in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, Robinson Fwaro Makokha.
Makokha, who was a student at Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma, scored 431 marks and wants to be a software engineer in the future.
The sponsorship by Kodris Africa includes entire school fees costs, coding licenses and the relevant tools including a laptop for the four years he will be in school.
The Kodris Africa coding platform covers learners from Grade One to Grade 12 (Form One to Form Four).
It is approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development as curriculum support material.
“We saw on the news that Fwaro would like to become a software engineer. The skill that takes him there is coding, and we want to set him on a firm footing toward achieving his dreams. Coding is one of the most sought-after skills in the world today, and Fwaro is setting the pace,” Kodris CEO Mugumo Munene said.
Kodris Africa is a platform established to teach primary and secondary school students how to code.
The firm has also established partnerships with Safaricom, KCB Group and Equity Bank to allow parents to purchase coding licenses for their children.
A license contains a year’s worth of coding lessons and includes learner materials.
Countries like the US, China, England, Germany, and France, among many others, have already made coding compulsory for grade-one learners.
Globally, employment in computer and IT occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations