Kathmandu: Robotics and Coding class has started from Friday at the historical Durbar High School or Bhanu Secondary School. The class was conducted under the ‘Book Free Friday’ program started by Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Coding is being taught to the students of Grade 3 to 6 while students in Grade 7 and 8 are being taught Python programming. The program is selected based on the age group and learning ability of the students.
Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) classes are also running in the school, according to Shailendra Jha, assistant expert of KMC Urban Planning Commission. Coding clubs have been formed in 14 schools of Kathmandu. Their work connects to the club network in more than 160 countries of the world. Robotics, artificial intelligence and coding classes are expected to help develop the technical ability of students to solve various problems.
Sarada Paudel, the principal of the school, shared that the students are enthusiastic about the new subject. The metropolis is expanding technology in collaboration with ‘Digital and Beyond’ to familiarize students and teachers with the latest technological tools. The KMC has been conducting extra-curricular activities every Friday in all 89 schools since last May in accordance with the main objective of imparting life-skills education.