SAP Africa, a subsidiary of the German software company SAP SE, a software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations in May announced the launch of its SAP Smart Academy in Nigeria with centers across Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
In furtherance to this, SAP Africa yesterday revealed that it will host a software coding pilot project, for students of Ojodu Grammar School as part of the run-up to Africa Code Week (ACW), set for October 2015.
This project will expose students, aged between 8 and 11, to software coding skills.
“Preparing the ground for Africa Code Week is critical and these software pilot projects are giving us a clear picture of best-practices to adopt across other African countries as the project gains momentum. Africa Code Week… aligns perfectly with SAP Africa’s Skills for Africa initiative which promotes both skills development and job creation across the continent. It will also contribute to Africa becoming a future net exporter of technology skills to the rest of the world,” says Franck Cohen, SAP President: Europe, Middle East & Africa.
The African Code Week will seek to indue the young participants with software programming skills using Scratch system. This initiative will run in 11 African countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.