Tech-savvy students are gearing up for a new round of challenge as the second edition of Omantel Olympics of Coding announced.
Registration in the competition for grades 8 to 11 has opened today and it will remain active until Thursday, next week.
Omantel Olympics of Coding
The initiative, which will be held for the second year in a row in collaboration with Ministry of Education, aims to instill technology and innovation in youngsters, and set them ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Participants are encouraged to push their limits and excel in a number of skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking as well as in finding solutions using algorithms that transfer to coding languages like Java, C++, and Python. Furthermore, the initiative is a platform to find the most talented Omani youngsters in coding and help them to shine internationally as winners in the coding Olympics will be qualified to compete abroad.
Ministry of Education’s Collaborated Initiative
“We share a common belief with Omantel on the importance of developing students’ capabilities in coding and enabling them to cope with the rapid changes in Industry 4.0 innovations, e.g. artificial intelligence, robots, IoT and many others as well as to be able to compete internationally.” Dr. Maya Al Azri, Director of Innovation and Scientific Olympiad at the Ministry of Education, commented.
Laila Al Wahaibi, CSR Manager at Omantel, said, “We are glad to cooperate with Ministry of Education to organize the second edition of Omantel Olympics of Coding, and hand in hand we seek out and empower the most capable Omani youngsters. Last year, the initiative had seen more than 4,000 participants and we expect the same momentum this year.”
She also said, “Registration is open to all students from grades 8 to 11 through Omantel and Ministry of Education’s social media platforms (Twitter & Instagram) and we urge students to hurry up and register.”