Communications And Digitalisation Ministry Trains Girls In Asunafo South As Part Of The Girls In ICT Programme


As part of strategies to both ensure that Ghana achieves the Sustainable Development Goal, (SDG) 5, and Ghana’s ICT4 AD Policy on bridging the gender digital divide, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation headed by Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, through its agencies  - GIFEC, NCA and the Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, has expanded the scope of the GIICT event.

The Girls in ICT programme, was introduced in 2012 by the International Telecommunications Union to empower and encourage girls and young women to acquire digital skills and consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies.

Ghana has adopted this initiative and observed it on a regional basis. It has already been celebrated in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Volta, Western, Western North, North East, Central and Oti Regions and it is finally here in Ahafo Region and Asunafo South District for that matter.

The Program was started on Monday, May 23 and to be ended on Friday, May 27, 2022 with Multiple Choice Test to be taken by all the participants at the centres within the Asunafo South District.

After the examination, four excelling (participants) each from all the centres in the District will be selected for practical session and the best ones will be taken thereafter.

This competition is expected to test the knowledge and ICT skills acquired during the training period. The girls will compete in website design, development of games, coding and simple ICT applications, among others.

Prizes such as laptops, modems, etc, are awarded to girls who excel in the competition and ICT labs are also established in the schools of the girls who excelled.

The girls will given an “Open Day” experience, where the best 100 girls are brought to Accra for a week to tour Mobile Network Operators (MNO)’s, ICT firms and interact with women in the work space to see the practical application of what they learnt in a live work environment. This is to encourage and guide the girls in their future career choices

A visit to Sankore R/C Primary, one of the Centres within the Asunafo South District indicates that the Minister for Communications and Digitalization who is in the person of Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is really on track when it comes to issues concerning GIRLS. 

Every participating Girl has One laptop to work with.

The Team of Hitnewsgh were privileged to have a conversation with Mr. Rubby Addy, a professional teacher stationed at Sankore Islamic Basic School and Mr. Francis Owusu also a professional teacher at the Adjeikrom D/A Basic,  the facilitators at the Sankore R/C  Training  Centre and they seemed to be happy with the initiative.


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