Minister for Communication and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says the 2021 edition of the Girls in ICT initiative will be held in the Western North Region under the global theme “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures”
Ursula in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said 1,000 girls have been trained with the basic ICT skills from 9 districts in the Western North Region plus 1 district from the Western Region (i.e., Prestea Huni Valley Municipal)
“1,000 girls are currently being trained with basic ICT skills from all the nine (9) districts in the Western North Region plus 1 district from the Western Region (i.e., Prestea Huni Valley Municipal) making a total of 10 districts,” she stated.
The initiative is celebrated annually to encourage young girls and demystify the myth that girls and young women cannot pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and ICT related subjects.
It also forms part of the International Telecommunications Union’s project to encourage girls to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.
The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency has encouraged girls and young women in the country to put in their best effort and become ICT champions in Ghana and beyond.
The Digitalisation Minister said the choice to venture into ICT skills was the best choice anyone could make today regarding the enormous nature of technology in the world.
According to her, the ICT field is one that can easily open doors of employment opportunities since it is an area where expertise is most needed especially in the era of the digital revolution.