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Ghanaian ‘blackboard ICT teacher’ gets standing ovation in Singapore

33-year-old Richard Appiah Akoto, an ICT pupil teacher at Betenase M/A Junior High School at Sekyedomase in the Ashanti Region, who went viral on social media last month after he posted photos of himself improvising by drawing the entire Microsoft Word window on a blackboard to enable his pupils understand how the software functions, received a standing ovation when he appeared ...

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GIFEC rolls out ICT projects in rural communities

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has embarked on a massive drive to extend Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects to rural communities. GIFEC is using its Smart Communities Project to bridge the internet gap between peri-urban and urban areas to position Ghana as an IT-driven country. The Smart Communities project, which is being piloted in Brong Ahafo ...

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Dr Thomas Mensah launches Silicon Valley of Ghana

A Ghanaian-American fibre optics inventor, Dr Thomas Mensah on Monday launched the Silicon Valley of Ghana at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) in Accra as part of efforts to bridge the technology gap in the country. The Silicon Valley of Ghana is under the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Science and Technology. Speaking ...

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Adidome: $100,000 ICT centre left to rot as schools lack ICT labs

A $100,000 ICT project constructed by MTN Ghana and the United Nations Development Programme for some communities in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, has been left to deteriorate in the bush, whilst schools struggle to provide ICT infrastructure for their students. The facility, which was constructed and handed over to the community in 2012, sought to serve ...

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Connectivity, affordability, accessibility key to Africa’s digital inclusivity – ATU

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has highlighted the importance of connecting rural and remote areas in Africa to economic opportunities. This was said by Secretary General of ATU, Abdoulkarim Soumaila at an ICT forum, AfricaCom, held on 7- 9 November in Cape Town. He said that connectivity, affordability and accessibility was a key focus for Africa’s digital inclusivity and rural ...

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Rwanda to help Ghana undertake reforms in ICT

The Rwandan government has offered to help the Akufo-Addo administration undertake reforms in the country’s information Communication Technology (ICT) space. President Paul Kagame made the offer when he met with Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The structural economic reforms being undertaken by the ...

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Gov’t committed to creating ICT literate society – Minister

Vincent Sowah Odotei, a Deputy Minister of Communications has expressed government’s commitment to creating a digital literate community. He said it was, therefore, important to equip the youth with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills and exposed them further to a digital way of life in order to become active players in the digital world. Mr Sowah Odotei made the pledge ...

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Prampram DA basic school wins ICT quiz

The Prampram D.A Basic ‘A’ School in the Ningo-Prampram District, has emerged winners of the second edition of the Fixit Fast ICT Quiz Finals. The school won with 37 points beating its closest contender Edwinta Preparatory School which obtained 34 points, with Bask Academy and Zenu KKDA ‘2’ Basic School obtaining 32 and 31 points respectively. The quiz was organized ...

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Free WiFi policy for SHS, tertiary to begin soon – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated his administration’s commitment to overseeing a functional, ICT-driven educational system built to respond to the challenges and evolution of modern science and technology. In this stead, he also stated that “in the not too distant future, the free WiFi coverage policy will be extended to senior secondary and tertiary institutions nationwide…” The President assured that his government’s ...

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Youth advised to develop entrepreneurial skills

A Project Management Expert and a Leadership Consultant, Dr Donald Senanu Agumenu has called on the youth to take up entrepreneurial skills in order to improve their lives and drive the country’s economic growth. Dr Agumenu observed that entrepreneurship is a backbone of every successful economy and it helps citizens to develop themselves. He underscored the need for the Ghanaian ...

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