UAE students take part in three-day coding course
More than 380 children in the UAE took part in a three-day coding course late last month, as part of Finastra’s long-term commitment to delivering computer science skills to young people in the Middle East.
According to the World Economic Forum’s report on ‘Future of Jobs and Skills’, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. Participation in the programme allows Finastra to help further expand the movement globally and to introduce computer science to a wider audience, encouraging more girls and under-represented minorities to get involved.
“Children who took part in the Hour of Code initiative were extremely positive about their experience,” said Zunaira Majid Siddiqi, ICT teacher at Dubai International Academy Al Barsha. “It has really raised our students’ aspirations and shown them what opportunities there are for coders. We believe it is very important to forge links between schools and the workplace even for young pupils so that they are encouraged to link their educational experiences with the real world.”
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