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Thursday, March 14, 2019

SA develops coding, robotics curricula for Grade R-9 | Robotics - ITWeb

The curricula, set to be implemented next year, will prepare learners for the fourth industrial revolution, summarizes Admire Moyo, ITWeb's business editor.
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The South African government is developing curricula for coding and robotics for grades R to 9.

So said minister of basic Angie Motshekga. "To a sustainable industrialisation and keep pace with the world, South Africa is developing coding as well as robotics curricula to be included in GET [general education and training] from Grade R-9," said Motshekga.

She said the curricula will learners with an understanding of coding and robotics, and will develop their skills and competencies to prepare them for the fourth industrial revolution...

She said this coding platform will need to be available in all 11 languages, ensuring rural and township children will be introduced to coding and robotics in their mother tongue, in line with government's mission to provide an inclusive education accessible to all.

According to Motshekga, the robotics curriculum will have a strong foundation in engineering in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and will enable learners to build and operate robots through programming code.

Source: ITWeb