Digital Skills Will Be Required In Entrepreneurship In The Near Future – Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has indicated that the nation is moving towards a direction where advanced technological skills will be expected in all types of business ventures and professional fields.
According to the Minister, the utilization of ICT devices will be made accessible to students at all levels to set them up for the expected future.
She guaranteed members that the government will see to it that more areas in certain regions are associated with different forms of ICT through the help of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, GIFEC.
“ICT will be needed in all fields of work that we are doing as a people, the world is moving at a much faster rate that even if you want to be a mechanic, you will need ICT and digital education. ICT will push us in whatever work we want to do after school so let’s take the ICT training very seriously from here. The government will do its best to equip you and make available ICT centers in most parts of the country so that we can all benefit from the internet revolution” she said.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was talking at the Mentorship Day for students in the Bono East Region that are partaking in this year’s “Young ladies in ICT drive”
The Girls in ICT is an Initiative by the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, and propelled by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation. It’s pointed toward improving the skills of young ladies’ in the field of Information Communication and Technology.
Under the topic, Access and Safety, this year’s occasion is supposed to prepare around 5,000 young ladies from basic and second cycle organizations in the five locales that have been chosen for this year; these are Bono East, Bono, Ahafo, Savanna, and Northern Regions.
It seeks to unite ladies in the business who will in turn guide young ladies in the chosen areas.
This year’s trainers from Academia, Health, and Business utilized the event to urge the young ladies to exploit the program in order to further their schooling in Computer Science and other ICT-related fields.
Dr. Mercy Badu, a lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology also utilized the stage to offer the possibility of science and innovation to the young ladies.
She encouraged them to take their schooling seriously and center around the objective of becoming professionals in their different fields in Technology since the world is moving towards that bearing.
“Be a strong person in whatever you want to do in science because it is one of the fields that helps in solving problems in society; work hard towards it and you can achieve whatever dream you have in ICT” she advised.
Honorable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful again pleaded with the teachers to help their wards in their choice of profession in ICT.
The program for the Bono East Region will last be celebrated on Wednesday, 21st April with a great durbar after which the group will move to the four leftover chosen areas.