The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation’s capacity-building workshop for tertiary students in Information Communications Technology (ICT), organised in partnership with Huawei, has ended in Accra.
The 10-day workshop for 50 girls focused on artificial intelligence among other emerging ICT areas.
Facilitators from Huawei took the beneficiaries through Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Cloud, while the National Cyber Security Centre facilitated a presentation on Cyber Security and Cyber Hygiene.
Speaking at the closing ceremony in Accra, the sector minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the training has been incorporated into the “Girls-In-ICT Initiative” and, going forward, will become one of the prominent features of the initiative.
“The training is aimed at giving you an exposure that opens to you the world of possibilities through ICTs. The ICT sector demands the full involvement of enterprising ladies occupying positions that will enable them impact the society,” she told the beneficiaries.
“The Ministry will continue to pursue innovative ways of bridging the digital gender divide as fast as we can,” she added.
Jenny Zhou Jianling, the Communications Manager for Huawei Ghana, urged the girls to become good ambassadors of ICT, since it will open up opportunities and can make them the best in the industry.
She also encouraged them to continue learning beyond the training to improve themselves.
Outstanding girls who excelled at the various tasks were awarded. Zeinab Mohammed Denderi and Rita Nana Yaa Segbaya emerged tops, while Fadila Abdulai Hamid and Josephine Tabiri came second.
The overall best girl went to Adwoa Amoakowaa Awuah, with the special needs award going to Benedicta Owusu Dwomoh.