MoCD starts training 5000 girls in five regions as part of the Girls in ICT Program

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has launched the training of 1000 young ladies from the different locales in the Bono East Region.

On the whole, 5000 young ladies from five areas, in particular Bono, Ahafo, Savannah, and Northern Region, will be acquainted with and trained in fundamental ICT abilities and coding this year.

“I wish to provide all girls, who desire digital skills anywhere in this country, the same opportunity that these girls have received. We have a very ambitious goal and there is so much work to be done in giving our young people the right skills. For this reason, I am working closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure that we mainstream practical ICT education in the curriculum of all schools,” Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said.

The teaching of coding will offer the young ladies the chance into the world of innovation, through the formation of sites, PC games, applications, and animated stories by making use of different programming languages.
As a component of techniques to both guarantee that Ghana accomplishes the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, and Ghana’s ICT4AD Policy on connecting the orientation of gender division, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, through its offices – GIFEC, NCA, and the Kofi Annan ICT Center of Excellence, has extended the extent of the GIICT event.

After their training, which likewise acquaints them with basic and fundamental constructions of programming, the young ladies will likewise take part in a contest.

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This contest is supposed to test their acquired knowledge and ICT abilities obtained during their learning time frame, including web composition, development of games, coding, and straightforward ICT applications.

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The Girls in ICT program was brought about in 2012 by the International Telecommunications Union to engage and support young ladies to secure technological abilities and think about professions in the developing field of ICT.

Ghana has embraced this initiative and is implementing it on a regional basis. It has previously been praised in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Volta, Western, Western North, North East, Central, and Oti Regions.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, no training has been organized but hopes are high for this year.

Prizes like PCs, modems, and so on, are given to young ladies who emerge as winners in the competition and, ICT labs are established in the schools of the young ladies who win.

The Ministry has additionally taught 200 instructors in Bono East and Bono, as a part of these gatherings for the maintainability of this program in their different schools. 300 trainees will be trained in the Ahafo, Savannah, and Northern Regions this year.

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