Google and Microsoft back school skills drive

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Some of the biggest technology companies in the world have today thrown their weight behind a renewed campaign to bring computer science back into UK schools.

Google and Microsoft have joined a vast new alliance of technology groups that call on Britain's government to put an end to the so-called ‘digital skills gap'. Both endorse the long-held view that young British students are not being taught enough of the right skills for the new digital age of jobs.

The new movement to reform education – called the Next Gen Skills Campaign – has the backing of major international games companies such as Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Electronic Arts and Activision.

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