The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in Information, Communication Technology (AITI-KACE) is engaging stakeholders to deliver innovative IT training packages, as part of its 10th anniversary.
As part of the programme more than 100 students of Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School, were introduced to the Youth in Mobile training, which trains senior high students to develop mobile applications known popularly as apps.
A statement issued by AITI-KACE in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency said the training takes young Ghanaians from being consumers of technology to becoming creators of technology solutions.
The students will progress to become mobile apps developers by following the specially developed AITI-KACE Online Course on Youth Mobile App Development.
The Director-General of AITI-KACE, Dorothy Gordon praised the school leadership for their commitment to provide 21st century skills to the student body.
She said: “By demonstrating their commitment to mastering technology, Yaa Asantewaa Girls have proved themselves worthy of the Queen-mother of Ejisu after whom the school was named.
“Given her legendary warrior spirit and intelligence Yaa Asantewaa might have been an IT professional had she lived today. We want to see more young women taking up the opportunities that IT offers.”
Through its online distance education training programmes, the AITI-KACE support schools, which have the infrastructure to make the training a reality for their students.
The idea is to make quality IT training accessible to as many Ghanaians as possible and in particular to encourage women to be part of the business of IT as well as to develop apps that are designed to provide solutions for their counterparts.
The series of workshops and online courses are aimed at encouraging the next generation of ECOWAS leaders to exploit the opportunities that IT offers and to pursue careers in the fast growing ICT sector.
The AITI-KACE, Ghana’s first Advanced Information Technology Training Institute was established in 2003 as part of an overall strategy to support the growth of the ICT sector.
AITI-KACE’s mandate is to provide a dynamic environment for market-oriented training of ICT professionals. The Centre facilitates the use of ICT through strategic collaboration for on-line learning, support to e-Government, and research and technology innovation for socio-economic development within ECOWAS and beyond. GNA