MTN Ghana excited about incorporation of ICT education into basic education curriculum

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MTN Ghana has expressed its excitement about the decision of the Ministry of Communications & Digitalization and the Education Ministry to incorporate ICT education into the basic education curriculum.

According to the company, the national broadband infrastructure development programme for the ICT Sector, with a special focus on providing total connectivity to the unserved and underserved communities across the country is a laudable intervention worth commending.

It has therefore decided on investing 10 million into the entire initiative over the next three years because it is confident that these interventions will all provide solid foundations to scale up the Girls in ICT initiative. This is indeed a great investment into the future of Girls in ICT.

These were revealed by the MTN Ghana Senior Manager in charge of Network Performance, Louisa Ama Sosu when she was speaking on behalf of the Chief Corporate Services Officer of MTN, during the climax of the Western North Girls In ICT Program at Sefwi-Wiawso.

”Digitisation is the main driver of modern economies and with the outbreak of COVID-19, the need for ICT education has become more critical. Although technology is all around us, some people are still excluded from the internet bracket – a situation which is often due to accessibility challenges.

“Being here this morning, MTN is endorsing a global movement to ensure our dear female children are not left out of the plethora of future opportunities that access to technology brings,” she stated.

She explained that they are excited to partner the Ministry on such a laudable initiative because MTN is a company that is committed to women empowerment and equality.

“Undoubtedly, Government and indeed our sector Minister are extremely passionate about equipping and nurturing young female talents to compete on a global scale, and as such have consistently and significantly over the last 4years invested in this initiative,” she said.

Madam Louisa Ama Sosu said, as a female Engineer, she is personally excited about the program and very pleased to see her company, MTN to invest into the project.

“It is really a laudable initiative and I commend our Sector Minister Madam Ursula for her personal interest in this initiative and in Women empowerment generally. To our mentees, I would like to encourage you to fully utilize this opportunity and many others that would come to adequately prepare you for future job markets.

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