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The Minister for Communication and Digitization has presented 100 new HP laptop computers to the first 100 best girls in this year’s ‘Girls in ICT training’ held in Sefwi Datano in the Wiawso Municipality of the Western North Region.

One thousand basic school girls participated in the programme with 900 of them selected from the nine districts in the Western North Region, while another 100 were selected from Prestia Huni-Valley in the Western Region.

The presentation and training formed part of government’s efforts to bridge the digital and ICT gap and empower young girls in the digital revolution world.

The Minister was of the view that technology played a vital role in all spheres of life and that 7,064 girls were trained already in basic computer skills, fundamentals of programming, HTML and coding. She said the Ministry would train more girls in the coming years and with the support of the Huawei, the programme was scaled up to including girls in tertiary institutions.

She announced that 25 schools in the region would get computer laboratories instead of the initial 15 and called on corporate institutions to partner the Ministry of Communication and Digitization to give young girls digital skills for the job market.

In a message by Ms. Louisa Ama Sosu, Senior Manager Network Performance of MTN Ghana, the official sponsor of the Girls in ICT Project on behalf of Chief Corporate Services, congratulated all the 1000 participants and expressed confidence that they would take the lessons learnt seriously and practice the skills they had acquired.

Ms. Asantewaa Fuakye from Kofikrom D/A Junior High School in the Juabuso District was adjudged the overall best.


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