Students should make ICT study a priority- Education Director
10/17/2009 8:23:12 AM -
Kumasi, Oct. 17, GNA - Mr. Joseph Onyinah, Ashanti Regional Director of Education, has called on students to take keen interest in the study of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
This, he said, was important to enable them to make meaningful contribution to the nation's developmental agenda.
He was addressing the 11th graduation ceremony for 120 students of Compu-Net Institute, ICT training school in Kumasi on Friday, on the theme: A decade of Globalization through ICT."
Mr. Onyina noted that the only way Ghana could become an important player in the global village was to master ICT, which he said was the challenge for the youth.
Mr. Edward Kwame Nkrumah, Director of the Institute, said as a developing nation, Ghana needed to put in more effort at ensuring that ICT was brought to the doorstep of every individual.
He said Government alone could not play the role, hence the need for the private sector to get involve.
Mr. Nkrumah called for partnership among the ICT training institutions to ensure that they produce graduates that have the skills and competence for the job market.
Mr. Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive in a speech read on his behalf advised the graduates not to use their skills acquired to engage in negative activities including internet fraud referred to as "Sakawa".
He asked them to be disciplined and honest in all their activities.