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Majority of Singapore students want coding as a core subject: Microsoft study

Zafirah Salim | April 24, 2015
New research shows that most students in Singapore recognise the value of coding for future careers, but face relative lack of support and opportunities from parents and schools.

Microsoft feels that there is a need for educators and parents in Singapore to quickly reflect on how they can better support the younger generation in taking their first coding steps, especially when the majority of students (54 percent) said they would be willing to take up coding classes outside of regular school hours. In fact, 44 percent of students in Singapore have already looked beyond the classroom and picked up coding on their own through online tutorials.

To help educators tap into growing student interest in coding, the Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode campaign is back for its second year in Asia Pacific. Aimed at inspiring youth in Asia Pacific to try their hand at coding and become creators, the campaign will connect aspiring student coders of all skill levels with the tools, resources, and experiences they need to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

 

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