In a bid to impact tertiary students in the area of technology and digitization, over thirty lecturers across Ghana have been trained in Huawei’s TRAIN THE TRAINER (TTT) programme.
According the Public Relations Manager for Huawei Ghana, David Appiah, the objective is to increase the number of skilled IT professionals as it aids in bridging the gap between academia and industry.
“The Huawei ICT academy TTT which is a Train The Trainer programme is to train instructors from all over the country, so we are in partnership with universities who have been authorized to offer the Huawei certification programme. In order for them to effectively train their students and to develop the ICT talent pool and eco-system in the country, we organize training for all these instructors who came from over ten different universities and professional institutions”.
Mr. Appiah says the lecturers are expected to transfer the knowledge down to their students.
“This is a way to train the teachers or lecturers to also train their students in their various schools. Huawei’s aim is to achieve a fully connected intelligent world and in order to do that the key component is ICT skill development”.
The Vice President of the Ghana Technology University College, Professor Isaac Abeku Blankson, called for gender equality for subsequent training. According to him, women must be brought on board to acquire knowledge in ICT.
“I am very particular about gender inclusion and especially women’s inclusion in technology and in this case ICT. The next training section we should see about half of our trainees being women. We have to reach out to female students and lecturers to be involved in trainings of this nature. It is always refreshing to see gender balance with regards to ICT training which is seen as a male dominated space. If more females are trained in ICT and technology oriented programmes, the country benefits enormously. This initiative is very important to GTUC and Huawei that females should be represented in subsequent sections”.