UAE: Abu Dhabi’s tuition-free coding school sees 25% surge in demand

  • Date: 08-Apr-2024
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:UAE
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UAE: Abu Dhabi’s tuition-free coding school sees 25% surge in demand

Published: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 1:15 PM

In a strong indication that the demand for coding has grown exponentially over the past years, 42 Abu Dhabi, the tuition-free coding school, has seen a more than 25 per cent surge in the number of students enrolled in 2023 as compared to the previous year.

The innovative and disruptive coding school was launched in 2020 as an initiative of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and Abu Dhabi’s Ghadan 21 accelerator programme to enable a future-ready workforce.

Since then, the school has enrolled 758 students, including 213 Emirati students. The school, in a statement to Khaleej Times, noted that the percentage increase in the number of enrolled students from 2022 to 2023 is about 26.92 per cent.

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Invites application

Catering to the growing demand, 42 Abu Dhabi, which provides a unique peer-to-peer and gamified learning methodology, is set to host its second boot camp for the May intake. It has opened applications for candidates to register and join its intense coding boot camp called ‘Piscine’, which starts on April 29.

“Hosting our second Piscine this year is a significant milestone in our journey, serving