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Explore Data Science Academy launches course for high-school learners

The Explore Data Science Academy has announced that it will offer a new programme specifically for high school learners in 2019.

The Cape Town-based academy will open the course to students from Grade 10 through to 12.

The course will teach “fundamentals of data science and exposes students to Python programming, data visualisation and some basic machine learning algorithms,” the academy announced in a release.

Beginning on 11 February, the course will be exclusively online, and “involve between five and seven hours of self-study a week,” said the academy co-founder Shaun Dippnall.

“As an Academy we’re concerned that vital future skills are not being taught at our high schools,” he added.

“The jobs of the future are very different to today. To succeed in 2025 youngsters will need to be creative problem solvers who write code and are able to solve complex software algorithms.”

The course will run for 10 months and will cost R249 per month.

Feature image: Explore Data Science Academy

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