The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information officially launched the pilot Coding in Schools programme during a virtual ceremony.
The initiative, which involves partnership with Amber Innovations Group Limited, will promote the teaching and learning of coding in public educational institutions across Jamaica.
A Memorandum of Understanding for the delivery of the programme was signed between the Ministry and the Amber Group during the ceremony.
The pilot programme will be conducted across 20 schools, involving approximately 2,000 students in grades four and nine.
Among the objectives are the development of skills such as logical and critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, team work and mathematics, and to instil confidence in students through coding.