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ICT Not Preserve for Boys Alone – Communications Minister Reveals

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The Minister for communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu -Ekuful, has urged the youth particularly, the young girls to develop keen insterest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), so as to bridge the gap by the boys.

She expressed worry about the limited number of girls in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the country.

The Minister who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs Ursula Owusu Owusu Ekufu ceased the opportunity to call on Professionals who are already in the field of these areas to help encourage the upcoming young girls to have insterest in pursuing ICT to increase expertise in the near future.

This came to light at a day Mentorship Programme organised by the Ministry of Communications and GIFEC for more than 1,000 young girls in ICT at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region.

The programme, on the theme: “connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures”. Is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union, aimed at encouraging young girl to have more interest in the ICT sector and improving their skills for future employment.

The programme which was chaired by the Western North Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Marion Okoh-Owusu, also saw the presence of some industry players in the field of ICT including; Dr Priscilla Kolibea Mantey, Neuropharmacologist and a Researcher-Lecturer at the KUNST, Sophia Tandoh, Advisor and Regulatory Affairs-MTN Ghana, Dr Mercy Badu, Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry KNUST among others.

Dr Okoh-Owusu on her part commended the Minister for communications and partners for this educative programme.

He entreated the young girls to ensure constant practice so as to guarantee them a brighter future.

By: Daniel Akwasi Nuako, Sefwi Wiawso

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