Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has revealed that Ghana, is set to introduce coding in the curriculum of basic school.

The initiative according to her is to promote software and website development.

She mentioned that, it will also bridge the technology gap between their counterparts in the developed world.

Mrs. Ekuful said, the Ministry will be collaborating with Ghana Investment for Electronic Communication to support community information centers.

This according to her will help promote e-learning and other digital services.

She stated that, there will be computer information centres at vantage points and as such individuals should take advantage of them.

“We will be renovating and re-equipping them with internet connectivity so that you can also learn off hours,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry is set to install the second internet exchange point in Kumasi by the end of May 2018.

It will facilitate local internet traffic to reduce band cost and, eventually, prices of data.

The move however, is part of government’s scheme to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make Kumasi a major hub for business.

As part of government’s cyberscurity initiative, the Ministry is working on a child protection framework to guide implementation.

It is aimed at protecting children as they make use of the Internet.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu