Ghana to incorporate coding skills into education curriculum

Representatives from Ghana’s Ministry of Communication announced that from 2018, computer programming will become part of the educational curriculum at all levels. According to the Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the incorporation of coding skills into the study plans will empower students to develop applications to become competitive globally, acquire jobs in the tech industry, and provide solutions to some of the main country’s development challenges.

The news were announced at a conference organized by AB2020, technology business advocacy company, in collaboration with the government. During the event, different organizations – combining public and private sector – gathered to discuss policies and opportunities brought by ICTs for the country’s growth.

A special emphasis was placed on supporting small and medium businesses as well as start-ups to grow and innovate. It is expected that by boosting ICT entrepreneurship, Ghana’s labor market will continue to grow and employment opportunities will increase.

Source: Ghana Web