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Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (3rd R) giving plague to some students while other dignitaries look on

584 School girls receive ICT training, career mentorship

A TOTAL of 584 female school children drawn from various basic and junior high schools across the Oti Region have been given a two-week training in Information and Communication Technology and career mentorship in the IT industry.

The training organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Communication, took place in districts including Nkwanta South, Nkwanta North, Kedjebi/Jasikan, Biakoye, Krachi East, Krachi Ntsumuru and Krachi West, with the participants receiving training in Coding, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Continuous Integration (CI) and Basic Computer Literacy.

At a ceremony held in Nkwanta on Monday, September 14, 2020 to climax the Girl in ICT program, the Minister of Communication, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, noted that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) agenda cannot be achieved if girls and women are left out of IT industry.

According to the Minister, the drive to achieving that inclusiveness is what necessitated the training of these young girls.

60 of the beneficiaries; most of whom are between the ages of 11-years and 16-years were presented with awards including a certificate of participation and a Hewlett-Packard laptop each, while the first 10 received MTN Turbonets with a one-year subscription with some others receiving cheques and plaques for their performances.

 

Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/FAISEL ABDUL-IDDRISU, NKWANTA

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