CcHub officially launched their Geeks Club programme yesterday, with five secondary schools in attendance.

The programme is an after-school computing club for secondary school students, where they learn how to program using a device known as Raspberry Pi. Students that enrol for the programme are taught software and hardware programming using Scratch, HTML/CSS and Python as the springboard.


The essence of the club was illuminated by Desiree Craig, Technical lead, (Youth Educational Programme), who said, “The programme is very important as it bridges the digital divide and counterbalances the effects of economic disparity in the country.”

At the launch were representatives of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mrs Lekan Rotimi and Mrs Oyin Akinrolobun, teachers from the five secondary schools including other stakeholders.



Asked about the duration of the programme and number of schools selected, the Project Manager (communication and collaboration) Mayowa Olunuga said one hundred and fifty students from five schools were selected for the first quarter of the program. The schools are: Lagos City College Yaba, Gbaja  Boys High School, Herbert Macaulay Girls Senior Secondary School, Girls Senior High School Agege and Sonmori Comprehensive High School.

cchub attendants

The students had a feel of how the Raspberry Pi works during the practical/demo session as they watched instructors explain few things about how to write programs using the device. Partners for this Geek Club programme are Google and Raspberry Pi Foundation Fund.


The programme also encompasses students from less privileged backgrounds (courtesy of sponsorship), thus reducing the harsh effects of the economic gap to give them equal opportunities with their peers.


Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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