Apple Boss Says More Computer Science And Coding Should Be Taught in Schools

Apple Boss Says More Computer Science And Coding Should Be Taught in Schools

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that schools are not putting enough emphasis on computer science education & that more work is needed to ensure that future generations are prepared for the digital world.

In comments given after visiting a coding workshop for kids at an Apple Store in Manhattan, Cook said that he hoped that coding would eventually be a mandatory class for all children.

Apple’s ‘Hour of Code’ initiative involves free one-hour classes at Apple stores around the world where children are introduced to the basics of computer programming.

The tech industry is already huge, said Cook, & it is set to grow substantially in future.

Cook said that even if kids aren’t destined for a job in the tech industry, they would still benefit from learning problem-solving skills as well as creativity.

The Apple boss moreover suggested that introducing computer-based concepts to children at a young age would assist them to stay interested as they obtain older, resulting in a larger & more diverse workforce in the tech industry.

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Source: “Yahoo News”