Dr Bawumia unveils plan to train one million digital talents for Digital Ghana Vision

Dr Bawumia unveils plan to train one million digital talents for Digital Ghana Vision
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

In a momentous address following his election as the New Patriotic Party () flagbearer, Vice President Dr outlined an ambitious agenda to train one million Ghanaian digital talents as part of his transformative Digital Ghana vision, should he be elected President of Ghana.

Delivering his vision for a Digital Ghana at the Kofi Ohene Konadu Auditorium of the University of Professional Studies, (), Dr Bawumia emphasized the pivotal role of technology in driving economic transformation across key sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and finance. His plan aimed to position Ghana as a digital hub and create job opportunities for the youth.

Central to his vision was the training of at least 200,000 youth annually in digital software skills, both to address domestic employment needs and to equip them for global opportunities. Dr. Bawumia stressed the importance of collaboration with the private sector to achieve this goal, highlighting the potential for software developers to find employment opportunities worldwide.

Furthermore, Dr. Bawumia underscored the need to reorient the education system towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (), Robotics, (AI), and vocational skills to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He proposed the introduction of a growth mindset curriculum in schools to foster critical skills such as problem-solving, risk-taking, and design thinking from an early age.

Throughout his address, Dr. Bawumia championed a mindset of possibilities, urging Ghanaians to embrace optimism and patriotism. He cited examples of Ghanaian students excelling on the international stage in robotics competitions, emphasizing the potential for Ghana to lead in various fields with the right mindset and support.

The event saw the presence of notable figures including the First Lady, Mrs. , and the wife of the Vice President, Hajia , alongside former President , former Speaker of Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, and Chief of Staff Mrs. Osei Frema-Opare. Party officials, ministers, members of Parliament, and the diplomatic community were also in attendance, underscoring the significance of Dr. Bawumia's vision for Ghana's future.

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