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Information Technology Studies Now Compulsory at Swiss Upper Secondary Schools

Geneva: Computer science is now obligatory at Swiss upper secondary schools as the Alpine nation seeks to boost its citizens’ Information Technology skills, the Education Ministry announced.

Schools tailored for pupils, who typically go on to university have until the school year 2022-23 to introduce the compulsory lessons under a regulation change that came in on August 1, the Swiss national day, reports Xinhua news agency. Previously, Information Technology had the status of a non-obligatory supplementary subject, Swiss public television RTS reported. Pupils will learn programming basics as well as about computer networks and digital communication security issues. (IANS)