The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization in partnership with the Chinese telecommunications equipment company, Huawei has trained 50 female students to end the maiden edition of the Tertiary Girls in ICT programme.
Participants of the ICT programme launched on September 21, 2021, under the theme “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures” were taken Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Scratch (Game &Dialogue) modules.
The 8 days training was aimed at giving the ladies exposure to the world of possibilities through it. The ICT sector demands the full involvement of enterprising ladies occupying positions that will enable them to impact society.
The beneficiaries of the comprehensive ICT training were awarded certificates of participation, tablets, laptops and other accessories sponsored by the Chinese multinational technology corporation, Huawei Technologies.
The Minister for Communications in her remark at the closing ceremony said even though the time allotted for the training was short but she is satisfied with how the ladies comported themselves during the training sessions.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekufful said the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization (MoCD) will continue to pursue innovative ways of bridging the digital gender divide as fast as the Government of Ghana (GoG) can.
On the part of Ms Ama Pomaa Boateng, the Deputy Digitalization Minister, she 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.