Nine hundred and eighty (980) girls from 14 districts in the Central Region were trained in basic ICT knowledge for the second edition of the Girls in ICT event 2019.
According to the Communications Minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the initiative is part of measures to bridge the gender gap existing in ICT.
“We will continue to champion the celebration of Girls-in-ICT initiative to whip up the interest of our daughters to enable them to acquire ICT skills to enhance their opportunities as they develop careers in the ICT industry to make them competitive on the job market,” she said.
“We will hand over the baton from Central Region to Oti Region. The celebration in the Oti Region will be held in the 2nd quarter of 2020. We want Oti Region to make it even better than Central Region,” she added.
The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, who was at the programme, encouraged girls to pursue higher education to make things better for them.
She said the government was committed to supporting girls who are determined to go high on the academic ladder.