Ghana’s Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Saturday continued her push for girls in Ghana’s educational institutions to be passionate and take advantage of the opportunities that Information, Communications and technology (ICT) offers people, globally.
“There is no excuse, whatever your field of study is, to be left out in this wave of technological advancements,” Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said at the 73rd Speech and Prize Giving Day of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School, themed: ‘Raising Young Women with integrity and Technology for Societal Transformation in the 21ST Century and Beyond’.
She added, “The days are long gone when programming was a thing for computer students and tech “gurus”. Take advantage of this ICT lab – every one of you young ladies and I sincerely hope you will do so. Set high standards and targets and challenge yourself to work beyond your comfort zone. Remain the promising light and keep God as King.”
Describing the theme of the occasion as “perfect” Mrs Owusu-Ekuful spoke of the great demand for game changers and technological innovators to improve individual lives, homes, societies and the world at large.