The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Huawei Technologies, Ghana is educating female Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region on Cyber Security as part of the Ministry’s Girls-in-ICT Program.
The pilot programme covers two other regions – Eastern and Central regions.
About 20,000 girls will benefit from the training in each region. It will also focus on the Cyber Security Act 2020.
The programme is aimed at providing ICT education to girls in the second cycle institutions as well as equip them with basic cyber security fundamentals to help them stay safe in the cyber space.
The beneficiary schools include Wesley Girls Senior High School (SHS) and the Yaa Asantewaa Senior High School, St Louis, Serwaa Nyarko, Kumasi Girls, the Adventist Girls SHS, St Mary’s Girls, Afua Kobi Ampem Girls, St Monica’s, TI Ahmadiya and Prince of Peace.