The British government deems the IT teaching in the country is “insufficiently rigorous and in need of reform”.
Government’s call for reforms in information technology industry cropped up in the response to a report Next Gen written by Ian Livingstone and visual effects veteran Alex Hope. Next Gen was published in October.
The report criticized current ICT (information and communication technology) classes which tended to focus on how to use software rather than on how to write it.
Creative industries minister Ed Vaizey said computer games and the visual effects sectors had a clear economic and cultural value.
“We need to invest in talent that will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of games creativity,” he said.
The high quality jobs that could be created in the gaming and effects sectors might help the UK’s recovery from recession, added Mr Vaizey.