SINGAPORE: School children may soon learn computer programming as part of the school curriculum. This could include computer coding, which enables them to develop mobile apps.

James Kang, assistant chief executive of Government Chief Information Office at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), said: “In the longer term, we hope to introduce coding as a lesson in school.

"ICT (information and communications technology) is getting to be very pervasive. And we all recognise it's going to be a strategic catalyst to give us that change and transformation and competitive advantage. It's very useful for Singapore to capitalise on information technology."

Some primary school students are already picking up programming at infocomm clubs supported by IDA.

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