Vodafone Ghana has launched a five-year national coding programme to train young people in coding languages to prepare them for the future
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Ms Yolanda Cuba, at the launch of the programme, said: “If you have young people who do not have
She indicated that as the world was swiftly moving into a more advanced digital one where artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and internet of things (IoTs) would be reshaping businesses, there was the need to be creators, not just consumers of technology.
That, she said, would usher the nation into a narrative around Ghana being the digital hub for West Africa.
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“If we do not want to just be consumers but creators of technology, there is the need to have an understanding of the basic language, which is coding, so that we will be able to write applications which can be used in the future,” she added.
She explained that as part of the support to
“This is our quest to ensure that we are actually supporting the vision of government to make sure that the country is moved in a digital direction,” she added.
Future of coding
A Deputy Minister of Communication,
He observed that coding would become one of the mainstream courses for every student as the nation moved into a future of
“Mass acceptance of
He added that the Ministry of Communication welcomed the coding programme because it was consistent with its vision to promote
“That is why I was thrilled when I
According to him, coders were reshaping the world through disrupting and demystifying previously existing myths in technology and innovation.
“Coders are making the world a better place and it is fulfilling that our youth can get this same opportunity to do the same with the empowerment that it brings,” he explained.