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Egypt to Offer Free Computer Coding Courses to High School Students

The Program comes as a part of the governmental plan to integrate IT in all stages of education.

"Next Coders" Program Brings Free Programming Courses Into Secondary Education

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has debuted its first-of-kind 'Next Coders' Program, which is aimed at first-year, high school students across Egypt. Hosted at Smart Village on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road, the program will be free of charge and aims to develop and enhance the students' coding and computer programming skills.

Course participants will gain a nano-degree in Coding from the internationally renowned Udacity after finishing the three-month program. Opening its doors for registration until the end of May, the Next Coders Program has a series of basic criteria on their website for who can exactly join the program. 

The course which is set to target 1,200 students in phase one out of 5,000 students over the period of 2018-2019, will cover a number of different programming languages such as HTML, CSS and Python. In addition the program offers a monetary incentive worth EGP 1,000 for those who successfully finish.

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