200 female students from 48 basic schools received ICT training in Birim Central

ICT training has been provided to 200 female students from 48 elementary schools in the Birim Central Municipality of the Eastern Region. 

To speed up Ghana’s digitisation, the “Coding Caravan Project” initiative was funded by the Ministry of Communications and Digitization.

Its goal was to inspire and motivate young women to think about pursuing degrees and employment in the expanding ICT industry.

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, the Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana, and the Birim Central Education Directorate observed this year’s International Day of Girls in ICT on Friday in Akim Oda, the location of the Birim Central Municipal Assembly.

The students attended a number of different schools, including Gyadam M/A Junior High School, Oda Wesley Methodist Junior High School, Oda Freeman Methodist Junior High School, Nkwanta M/A Primary, Nkwanta Methodist Junior High School, Aboabo Presbyterian Primary and JHS, and Aboabo Salvation Army JHS.

They were taught how to write code from scratch and how to use 3D (three dimension) animation techniques in order to keep them up to date with the learning process in ICT in the near future.

Careers in ICT

Ruth Kyere Ferkah, the deputy director of finance in charge of administration at the Ministry of Communications and Digitization, spoke previously to the audience on Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s behalf. She said that celebrating International Girls Day in ICT this year would inspire more girls to enter the industry as careers.

As a member state, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful stated that her country agreed that the goal of the girls in ICT project was to encourage girls to pursue STEM jobs because technology now runs the globe.

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Since women outnumber men, she asserted, more women must receive ICT training; otherwise, the country will lag behind.

In light of this, the minister announced that the ministry planned to instruct 5,000 females in junior high school grades four through two this year alone.

Education for Girls

The municipality is happy to collaborate with any organisation whose goal is to improve the education of females, particularly in subjects like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), where ICT plays a significant role, according to Esther Quaye Sowah, the municipal director of education.

She asserted that the community was making a lot of effort to improve females’ basic technological, scientific, and mathematical abilities.

STEM Occupations

Our municipality placed third out of 10 districts nationwide as a result of our efforts in maths and science quiz competitions, according to Mrs Sowah. “To help the girls learn more about STEM education and its advantages, we hosted girls camps and invited role models within the STEM careers, such as engineers, doctors, ICT experts, and technologists,” she said.

The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, declared that his company would partner with the Institute of ICT Professionals to start awareness programmes to teach students about ICT.

He asserted that reading and writing skills were all that were required prior to the use of ICT to address issues.

Dr. Ashigbey contends that advancing women in the ICT sector will reduce the gender gap and increase the number of people who are able to solve difficulties.

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