Students At UDS Receive ICT Training
Stakeholders have been urged to step up efforts to better prepare young girls for the digital world so they can participate more fully in the growth of their country.
The caller, Ms. Nimatu Alhassan, Women’s Commissioner, Students’ Representative Council for University for Development Studies (UDS), stated that for the country to develop, girls, particularly in the northern sector, would need to be digitally savvy and willing to take on responsibilities to protect their rights and ensure their economic security.
She was addressing a group of UDS students in Tamale at an information and communication technology (ICT) training course.
The National Youth Authority provided assistance to the Office of the Women’s Commissioner in organizing the training along with the ICT training organization Open Labs Ghana (NYA).
It aimed to introduce Excel, Powerpoint, and programming software to students.
The training, according to Mr. Prince Charles Ofosu, Manager of Open Labs Ghana, would help the students get ready for the workforce.
Moreover, the Northern Regional Director of NYA, Mr. Mumuni Sulemana, recommended the students to take advantage of the training to increase their chances of success in the nation’s digitization program.
“Youth are mostly responsible for the country’s future, and the authority is devoted to its responsibility of providing the safest environment for their growth and development,” he said.
The initiative was applauded by Dr. Umar Haruna, Assistant Dean of Students at UDS, Tamale Campus, who also gave the students advice on how to apply their newfound abilities to address issues in their communities.
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