The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) in partnership with Huawei Technologies today Tuesday, September 21, 2021, has launched tertiary Girls in ICT programme to train over 40 female students in the country.
The Deputy Digitalisation Minister at the launch said participants, will be taken through a 10-day training in Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security of the programme under the theme “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures.”
“A total of 50 students from the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) are participating in a residential training programme scheduled for September 19 to September 28, 2021, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily,” she stated.
Deputy Communications Minister, Ms Ama Pomaa Boateng said it is the goal of the government to ensure that girls and young women in Ghana are supported to participate fully in the digital journey of the country.
Ursula, the Communications Minister in a short remark stressed the need to empower Ghanaians especially girls and young women to take up careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) fields.
“The digital systems being implemented by the central government requires digitally skilled manpower to operate and manage the systems for the benefit of the citizenry,” Ursula Owusu Ekufful stated that the tertiary Girls in ICT launch.
She urged the participants to pay attention to what will be taught during all the sessions so that they can become leaders in technology and change-makers in their various communities to help contribute to a Digital economy.
She also told the ladies to focus on the training and the business competition and hoped that they become ambassadors to preach the ICT gospel to the younger ones in the primary and SHS schools.
The Girls-in-ICT is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), aimed at introducing young girls to basic ICT skills. Prizes will be awarded to deserving groups. The program will feature women in the ICT Industry.