A change of educational curriculum will be implemented by the Federal Government to enable pre-primary school pupils to learn software development and coding, according to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo said this during the 50th National Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria held in Abuja recently.
Speaking at the event with the theme, ‘Stand Out’, the Vice President said that many countries across the world had begun to shift focus from natural to human resources development.
According to him, any youth who lacked Information and Communication Technology skills and knowledge, would become unemployable in the future. He stressed that this had informed the Federal Government’s decision to infuse educational development in its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
Osinbajo said, “The focus on primary and secondary education is on employability skills, especially technology. So our focus is on teaching young people from the primary, even pre-primary, school to use all the new techniques, especially code writing skills and software writing skills.
“The new technologies that are developing everything we are seeing today clearly show that anyone in the coming generation will be left behind, if they are not equipped with the knowledge of cutting edge of technology or with a sound knowledge of technology, at least. We believe that our educational system must incorporate that, which is why, with the new curriculum, a lot of attention is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”