An 11-year-old Basic 5 Pupil of Prang R/C Primary School, Kumi Nkamageen Princess, who is a Children’s Ministry member of Prang District in the Atebubu Area of The Church of Pentecost, has won a Ministry of Communication and Digitization award.
The award was presented to her at a ceremony organised by the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence and MTN Ghana and GIFEC on April 20, 2022, at the Valley View University, Techiman Campus in the Bono East Region.
The event was organised to climax an ICT programme known as GIRLS-IN-ICT which is an intensive ICT training for girls in Scratch Programming, Cyber Security, and Fundamentals in Basic Computing.
The one-week programme involved programming language used in creating games, stories, graphics and animation as well as staying safe on the internet. The girls were selected from the various public schools across the region to be trained. At the end of the training, Kumi Nkamageen Princess emerged as the overall best student.
Presenting the award, the Minister for Communication and Digitization, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, congratulated her for emerging the winner out of a hundred finalists from the 11 Municipal and District Assemblies in the Bono East Region.
Hon. Owusu-Ekuful promised that the Ministry would construct a well-furnished computer laboratory for her school and encouraged her to put up her best in the upcoming national event.
Present at the event were the Bono East Regional Minister, Hon. Akwasi Adu-Gyan, traditional authorities of the Techiman Traditional Area, the Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the region, officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Officer-in-charge of ICT/Statistics and Data at the GES, Mr. Kwame Aboagye, and the Girl-Child Co-ordinator, Madam Owusua Gladys, facilitators who assisted in the training of the girls, among others.
Report by Pastor Daniel Teye Narh, Atebubu.