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Computer Science Teachers to Be Tripled, Chancellor Announces


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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has pledged 84 million to train 8,000 teachers to teach computer science.

Credit: The Telegraph

The number of computer science teachers is to be trebled, the Chancellor announced as he set out plans to create a National Centre for Computing.

Philip Hammond pledged £84 million ($112 million) to train up another 8,000 GCSE teachers for computer science, a relatively new subject that only became part of the national curriculum three years ago. 

The Government also plans to work with industry to create a new National Centre for Computing, to produce teaching resources for the subject.

Mr. Hammond declared there will be "more maths for everyone" before joking that he knows how to "show the nation a good time."

 

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