The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has climaxed its residential module coaching for feminine tertiary college students in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Scratch (Game &Dialogue). It was organised in partnership with Huawei Technologies, Ghana, S.A. Limited.
Participants have been drawn from the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) and have been taken via a Ten (10) day coaching programme in Artificial Intelligence and cyber-Security.
In all, fifty (50) college students participated in this system. It was below the theme, “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures”.
The Ladies in ICT program is a brand new model of the Ministry’s flagship program “Girls-in-ICT”. It is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), geared toward introducing younger ladies to fundamental ICT abilities.
Training was held amidst enterprise competitions amongst varied teams to pick out probably the most excellent.
In a speech on the climax, Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful indicated that the module has been included into the Girls-In-ICT Initiative and can turn out to be one of many outstanding options of the initiative.
“This 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. The Ministry will continue to pursue innovative ways of bridging the digital gender divide as fast as we can”, she mentioned.
The coaching, Minister mentioned was simply the maiden version for tertiary stage. “I’m knowledgeable that facilitators from Huawei took you thru ideas similar to Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Cloud. The National Cyber Security Centre additionally facilitated a presentation on Cyber Security and Cyber Hygiene which may be very criticial particularly realizing that we do every little thing on our telephones and likewise surf the web.
“The Scratch (Game &Dialogue) training is very practical and I encourage you to practice more to perfect it. Some of these courses are offered for several weeks however it has been sandwitched for you in two weeks. We must push ourselves strategically as ladies/women to be able to compete effectively in this ‘male dominated’ sector to assume our place asco- equals with our male counterparts. It is my fervent believe that you will continue to practice what has been taught you and also aspire to distinguish yourselves” she added.
She was significantly glad abouty the teams displays, including, that the subjects are price noting. The subjects have been soil fertility and see viability tester; Pest and Crop Diseases Control; Smart irrigation; Unihealth and Digi Parl.
“I am looking forward to meeting the group that were adjudeged the best business model on AI”.
Minister expressed appreciation to Brigadier General Winfred Dzandu-Hedidor; the younger feminine mentors and judges from ADC, NITA and KACE.
She talked about the on-goingSIM Registration train and urged all Ghanaians to register their SIM playing cards with their National Identification Cards (Ghana Card) over a interval of 6 months.
“We must all participate to ensure that we continue to keep our SIM cards and also weed out fraudulent activities within the mobile space. We have also launched the Cyber Security Awareness Month celebration and Ghanaians will be educated on what they need to do to stay safe” she added.
According to the Minister, the Ministry is planning the celebration of the Girls-In-ICT Initiative in Savannah and North East Regions earlier than the 12 months ends. “As part of the mentorship programme, we will be calling on some of you to serve as mentors to the young girls in both regions”.