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'Schools are creating digital users rather than makers'

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ICT education 'is in the wrong place' in the Channel Islands, according to a leading industry figure.

ICT education 'is in the wrong place' in the Channel Islands, according to a leading industry figure.

Mark Loane, founder and chief executive officer of IT firm C5 Alliance, said the way ICT was taught in schools needed to be reviewed to equip the islands for the opportunity for digital diversification.

'The curriculum has been inherited from the UK and they have admitted that it is wrong and there needs to be work done in redrawing the curriculum and rethinking how ICT is done in schools,' he said.

Mr Loane, pictured, who spoke at the latest Chamber of Commerce lunch, said that schools were creating 'digital users' rather than 'digital makers' and criticised the lack of programming tools in schools.

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