ICT education implementation

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The Digital Technology Expert Panel (DTEP) signaled in a release on Friday that many of the NZCS's recommendations would be put into place including programming and computer science courses at school and other areas within the ICT sector that have been underdeveloped in the education system would be addressed. The DTEP was formed after discussions between the NZCS and the Ministry of Education of how to shape the future of secondary school ICT education.

NZCS CEO Paul Matthews said, 'NZCS are proud to have been one of the key catalysts to bringing about this change. We are delighted that the Ministry has now agreed to adopt most of these recommendations and that NZCS and others were able to play such a pivotal role in bringing about the long overdue changes to ICT education in schools.' Matthews added that while it could be argued that these changes were long overdue, without the commitment from the Ministry and other parties, 'we could never have achieved this result for New Zealand.'

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