The Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NewEdge Infotech Ghana (NEIGH), also known as NIIT, to deliver essential ICT skills programmes across the country.
The ICT skills development partnership between the two organisations is aimed at getting as many as possible children of school-going age to learn practical and relevant ICT skills, such as coding and other digital skills. The institute wants to help children develop interest and skills in computer programming at an early stage.
The coding class and other programmes will also give the children problem-solving skills and nurture their minds toward creativity that will lead to innovation. These practical and relevant ICT skills are essential 21st century digital skills which prepare young people for any type of work in today’s fast-moving technological world.
NIIT centres in Tema, Kumasi and Tamale will serve as training centrs for these practical ICT trainings, and the well-designed course content from IIPGH will be jointly delivered by Tutors of NIIT and IIPGH.
The Institute is currently delivering coding classes at East Legon, East Airport International School, St. Martin de Porres, and UMaT Tarkwa. IIPGH is also partnering Alpha Beta School Dansoman, Pioneers International, Peculiar International School Kasoa, Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) and other organisations to deliver this coding programme across the country.
IIPGH – with a pool of ICT experts and its partners with expertise in computer programming, website designs, Microsoft applications, cyber security, Digital Marketing among others – will ensure that the course content is balanced with emphasis on practical aspects of the training.
“This drive is to ensure no child is left behind in our quest to get students from Ghana and beyond to be conversant with ICT tools and use them for the digital economy we intend to create,” a statement from IIPGH said.
The Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana (IIPGH) is a non-profit professional association made up of professionals in various domains of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) practice. The Institute is a connector of ICT professionals from government, MDAs, educational institutions, corporate organisations, start-ups, investors and civil society organisations to create a vibrant ICT ecosystem.
The organisation aims at using its platform to equip professionals and students with skills in emerging technologies needed for entrepreneurship and employment in today’s fast-moving technological world. In addition, use the expertise at its disposal to advice government and other stakeholders on best practices and public policies that will enable the use of ICT in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NewEdge Infotech Ghana (NEIGH – NIIT Ghana) is a leading name in quality IT education. NIIT proficiency spans both the IT-education and IT-assisted training domains. NIIT is fully equipped with a wide and comprehensive collection of education programmes which touch the lives of numerous market segments – from commercial organisations with specific training needs to individuals looking for IT and non-IT skills.