Valley View University triumphs in the 2023 National Cyber Quiz

Valley View University (VVU) has emerged winners of this year’s National Cyber Quiz organised by the Institute of Compliance and Cyber Studies (ICCS) in partnership with Lancaster University Ghana.

The quiz tested students’ knowledge in cybersecurity issues and its applicability to everyday life.

The VVU emerged winners of the competition polling 58 points, followed by Ghana Christian University College with 44 points and host Lancaster University Ghana with 21 points.

The winners were presented with GHS 5,000 cash prize, a trophy and gold medals for the contestants.

The competitors that finished in second place received silver medals and GHS 2,000.

The ICCS will also provide free scholarships to the VVU competitors so they can register in their Chartered Compliance and Cyber Analyst programme.

Certificates of participation were given to each participant who took part.

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According to Mr. Theophilus Odjer-Bio, Executive Director of ICCS, the goal of the competition was to increase students’ understanding of cyber security.

“We have observed that most people are not cybersecurity conscious and there is the need to intensify awareness and education on the emerging area,” he stated.

To raise awareness about cybersecurity, Mr. Odjer-Bio stated that the competition would be expanded to Senior High Schools and elementary education levels.

“By opening up the space to the public, they would become aware of the opportunities the sector offers, including employment opportunities.

“Ghana at the moment needs a lot of cybersecurity entrepreneurs to protect the country’s cyber space against threats and dangers,” he stated.

One of the VVU winners and final-year computer science student, Mr. Patrick Amedo, stated the competition gave him the inspiration to pursue his dream of becoming a cybersecurity analyst.

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