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National Children and Youth Programming Contest- 2018 kicks off for the next generation

This year things are getting bigger and better, for the first time primary school students can participate in the programming competition.

The Ongoing process of training young students to become a programmer is initially being started, where Young Bangla, Sheikh Russel digital lab & ICT Division is conjointly organizing the training in 180 schools from 64 districts. Initially the sessions are going to place within the premises of Sheikh Russel Digital Labs (SRDLs).

There are 2 section competitions for primary schools and high schools this year. Students from 64 districts are going to be 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 online community. Students of class 3-5 will participate during this section of competition. 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 a 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 center for 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.

The Training of Trainers (TOT) program was held in 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.

“As 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 children’s 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/
“Young Bangla” – https://www.facebook.com/YoungBanglaSummit/