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National Children & Youth Programming Contest 2018 begins in districts

The competition in districts has begun, Scratch programming contest on 2nd June and Python programming contest will be on the 3rd June 2018, winning team from each contest will be declared to compete in the national contest.

An intensive training event was carried out from 12th May to 30th May for competitors, where Young Bangla, Sheikh Russel digital lab & ICT Division is conjointly organized the training in 180 schools from 64 districts in the premises of Sheikh Russel Digital Labs (SRDLs).

And before that, A Training of Trainers (TOT) program was held on April 17, 2018, at Krishibid Institute Bangladesh and had 360 ICT teachers of schools from all over the country and Lab Coordinators of Sheikh Russell Digital labs.

There are 2 section competitions for primary schools and high schools this year. Students from 64 districts were invited to participate and Winners from the districts will be invited to Dhaka for the ultimate round:

1. Scratch is a visual programing language targeted primarily at youngsters where they’ll create their own interactive stories, games and animations and share with the online community. Students of class 3-5 will participate in this section of the competition. The contest will take places within the sheikh Russell Digital Labs.

2. Python Students of high schools (Class 6-10) can contend in Python. Python is an all-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, and high-level programing language. CRI- Young Bangla is providing a grounding training for participants before the competition. Schools with sheikh Russell Digital Labs will be initially the centre for the contest. This contest was initially introduced from 2015 where 500 schools participated from 8 regional areas. In 2016 this competition covered thousands of schools in 64 districts and quite 43000 students from all over Bangladesh were involved during this competition in 2017.

“As the priority of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to build a skilled and IT adept youth for future, CRI (Centre for Research and Information) is carrying out a special programming contest all over the country to motivate childrens into programming in association with ICT Division Bangladesh” – Honorable Minister Mustafa Jabbar

For more detail visit the Facebook page of “National Children and Youth Programming Contest 2018” – https://www.facebook.com/NCTPC2018/