The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation in collaboration with Huawei has held a capacity building workshop for tertiary students in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Centered on artificial intelligence, among others, the workshop is expected to last for ten days and will be organised under the Ministry’s flagship programme; Women/Girls in ICT.
The trainees would also be taken through career guidance sessions.
The Sector Minister, Mrs. Owusu Ekuful at the opening ceremony of the workshop urged the trainees to exhibit enthusiasm and commitment throughout the training period.
“As the maiden event and the first of you ladies benefitting from the initiative, I wish to encourage you to focus on the training and the business competition as well. I also hope that going forward you become ambassadors to preach the ICT gospel to the younger ones in the primary and SHS schools,” the Minister added.
The Minister further expressed her gratitude to Huawei for the support.
“As you may know, the world has transitioned from manual systems to digital systems to enhance efficiency, transparency, accountability, ease of doing business and educating ourselves just to mention a few.”
The Women/Girls in ICT programme was launched in 2019 by the Ministry of Communications to develop the skills of girls and young women in Information and Communications Technology.
The programme, which was dubbed ‘Ms Geek, Ghana’ aims to offer support to young women aged between 13 and 25 years to provide solutions to developmental challenges.