12-year old Juliet Delali wins Ahafo Region ICT challenge
12-year old Juliet Delali, a pupil from the Sankore D/A Junior High School in the Asunafo South District has been crowned winner of the just ended girls in ICT event in the Ahafo region.
Date Created : 6/3/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Alice Abubakari/Ghanadistricts.com
She received a cash prize of 3,000gh, a plaque and the establishment of an ultra-modern ICT laboratory centre in her school.
Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who presented her with the prize, urged her to take up an interest in the ICT space and practice whatever she has learnt throughout the programme.
The Minister further seized the opportunity to underscore the importance of the programme which is meant to train girls in ITC and called for more support to expand it to other levels of education.
According to her, positive feedback from the previous regions has energized the ministry to expand the programme to other parts of the country although the initial plan was for a region per year.
“The Covid 19 showed us how important ICT is in the activities of life since many of our educational and religious activities were delivered through digital channels when the world was under lock down”
On his part, a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Eric Mensah Bonsu said the Youth empowerment concept through the initiative is enormous and must be supported by all.
He urged the girls to take the expert advice from the mentors to shape up their careers especially in the field of ICT.
Administrator for the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), Prince Sefah Fosu hinted at an upcoming initiative by the agency to provide 120 communities with free wifi for the next four years.
He pledged his agency's continuous support for the Girls in ICT initiative.