14 year Old Girl Wins ICT Training Contest

Ms. Hawau Imoro, a-14-year-old JHS two student of the Banda Islamic Junior High School (JHS) in the Banda District has been delegated champ of the 2022 ‘Young ladies in ICT’ preparing program in the Bono Region.

The program is a part of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) idea to motivate and engage young ladies and young ladies to think about further studies and professions in the developing field of ICT.

She was among 1,000 students chosen from the primary schools in the district to partake in the current year’s ‘Young ladies in ICT’ preparing program coordinated by the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization (MoCD).
For her award, Ms. Imoro brought back home a GhC3,000.00 check, a laptop, and other learning materials.

Two others, Jessica Boahen Asare Yeboah, a form one student of the Drobo Demonstration JHS, and Emmanuella Agyeiwaa, also a form two student of the Nsoatre African Faith Basic School arose second and third champs separately.

Ms. Yeboah got a GhC2,500.00 check, a laptop, and a plaque, while Agyeiwaa had a GhC2,000.00 check, a laptop, and a plaque.

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Another 100 chosen meriting students who partook in the one-week serious ICT training program that acquainted them with fundamental computer knowledge including an introduction to computing, coding, scratch, gaming, and network safety also got a PC.

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Talking at a durbar in Sunyani, to peak the training program, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of MoCD accentuated ICT was not a specialty for young men, saying “we can’t afford to leave young girls behind in advancing digital technology”.

Through its accomplice offices including the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), National Communications Authority (NCA), and the Kofi Annan ICT Center of Excellence, the MoCD coordinated the training program.

MTN Ghana, a telecommunication organization has saved GHC10 million to help the Girls in ICT Training program happening all over the nation for three years to acquaint the students with essential ICT skills and coding.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said the miracle of innovation had made life more straightforward, showing that as a distinct advantage, the Ministry presses for the development of the country’s digital economy for a sustainable turn of events.

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She said the increasing pattern and expanding pace of digital forums all over the planet highlighted the need to construct the knowledge on young ladies in ICT with the goal that they would be strategically set up to utilize innovation to track down answers for their concerns.

Mrs. Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, MTN Ghana, focused on the organization’s obligation to keep on supporting the ‘Young ladies in ICT’ to help more young ladies in the country.
She said the MTN Ghana Foundation had put a lot into the delivery of ICT gadgets to propel the teaching and learning of the subject in essential schools all over the nation.

Mrs. Faigbenu said MTN had focused on quality organization extension to give open doors, especially to the provincial populace in the country to appreciate astounding advanced administrations.

Prior to giving her welcoming address, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister commended the training program, saying it had motivated the young ladies to foster interest in the investigation of ICT.
She encouraged the young ladies to view the investigation of ICT in a serious way, emphasizing incredible information in ICT, the young ladies would develop to obtain a rewarding position.

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