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Africell certifies 180 coders

September 3, 2019

Students at the coding bootcamp

Sierra Leone leading GSM operator, Africell Mobile Company over the weekend certified 180 students who participated in this year’s Coding Bootcamp.

The certification ceremony was hosted at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown and participants for the company’s maiden Coding Bootcamp were drawn from primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions.

Station Manager of Afri Radio, John Konteh said the one month long program started on August 5, 2019 with the aim of improving participants knowledge by having them translate signal that change information to language.

One of the tutors from Geek Express, Ahmed Lamin, thanked the company and the Africell American corner for their relentless effort in making sure that the program becomes a successful.

He described the Bootcamp as an opportunity for students to explore their talents on technology and explained that participants from secondary schools and tertiary institutions were taught, among other programs how to developed website.

He noted out that working with Africell was a great opportunity for them because of their commitment to see young people grow, while at the same time creating new set of innovators through technology.

“The initiative has opened the eyes of young people. It is the first time some students used computer as they never touched computer before. The Bootcamp paved the way for them to developed website after two weeks,” he said.

Earlier, one of the participants, Assiacou Kamara on behalf of her colleagues thanked Africell and partners for empowering them with such initiative.

“We are looking forward and hopeful for more opportunities to explore our talents,” she said.

Best App Winner for Primary was won by Mamie Dolly Sillah, while Santigie Koroma scoop the best Website Design for secondary with Mustapha A. Kamara winning the tertiary category.

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