Andela recently announced the launch of their homestudy curriculum. The aim of the programme is to help people gain basic knowledge in programming.

According to Andela, “The homestudy curriculum contains all that is required to have a full grasp of the introduction to computer science and a thorough understanding of best practices in computer science through the Python stack.”

The curriculum is made of ten modules that range from Introduction to Computer Science to basic knowledge in Web Programming. It is a curation of resources from different websites, all with the aim of giving the average Nigerian [or non-Nigerian] the chance to learn programming on their own.

One main objective of releasing the homestudy curriculum is to tackle the “slash and burn recruitment process” that has long characterized corporate Nigeria; the type of recruitment where only the best candidates are picked and the others are turned away, with little or nothing done to help their development. This model, according to Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder of Andela, is not sustainable in the long term “for our country, for business, for the industry and for the world.”

In a series of tweets, he went on to reveal the idea behind the homestudy curriculum:

The courses under the curriculum are designed to be understood by people who have no prior background in computer science and programming. The language is easy to understand and there is also no time restriction so you can take your time.

David Adeleke Author

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