Ghana launches girls in ICT programme
GHANA| July 18, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
Ghana has launched a new nationwide “Girls in ICT” programme to help close the gender gap in the ICT sector.
Communication Minister Haruna Iddrisu said the programme had been born of the ITU Girls in ICT celebration in April, when local participants had felt there was a need for a sustained effort to encourage more girls to enter the ICT sector.
The programme will include government sponsorships of more girls studying ICT-related subjects, curriculum enhancement, competitions and mentorship.
Ms Dorothy Gordon, Director of Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, announced sponsorships for five ICT degree-holders to undergo six months of ICT training at the centre, as part of the new programme.
MORE GHANA NEWS
Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hackA software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal. Read More
Internet.org app now available in GhanaFollowing the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia and Kenya, Facebook is expanding its partnership with Airtel to bring the services to Ghana. Read More
Vodafone Foundation Ghana donates new incubator to hospitalVodafone Foundation Ghana on Tuesday donated a brand new incubator to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Nsawam Government Hospital at Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Read More
Airtel partners Cignifi and WSBI on mobile savings productsBrussels-based WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) and Cignifi today announced an agreement to develop and test-market an innovative mobile savings product targeted at underserved and dormant savers. Read More
Soronko Solutions takes Tech Needs Girls programme to deprived regions in GhanaOver 300 girls in the Upper West region of Ghana will be receiving hands-on education on ICT, thanks to the Soronko Solutions Road show known as the Tech Needs Girls programme. Read More
Ghana digital migration to get boost from ChinaGhana’s quest to roll out its national digital terrestrial transmission project this year seems to be on course, with the help of a Chinese government loan facility. Read More
Tigo partners with Ericsson to improve network qualityTigo Ghana has entered into a partnership with communications technology and services provider, Ericsson, to help manage and improve its network quality and service delivery. Read More
Airtel Business Sponsors 66th Annual New Year SchoolAirtel Business has partnered the Annual New Year School as lead sponsors of this year’s programme held at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana. Read More
MTN Ghana: no change in scratch card priceMTN Ghana says it has noted with concern the individual actions of some of its retailers to increase the prices of its scratch cards by various percentages. Read More
FEATURED STORYUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards
Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya’s digital TV battle hots up
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.
COMPANY NEWSSpectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa
University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.