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Senior Secondary School Students from the Northern, Upper East and West regions have showcased their skills during a computer programming competition organized by the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in collaboration with the Finatrade Foundation for eighty (80) students selected from twenty (20) Senior Secondary Schools. The event was hosted in Tamale on July 7 2007.
During the competition, contestants were required to demonstrate basic programming skills such as writing a program that converts the new Ghana Cedis(GH¢) to cedis(¢) and vice versa. The judges expressed satisfaction with the quality of codes written by the contestants.
The Director General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT said he was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and dedication of the students and their tutors to the competition. She said, "i2CAP remains an inspiration to me and I am confident that give it a few years we will find a number of IT success stories from among the ranks of the participants"
Tamale Islamic Secondary School emerged as the winner for schools in the Northern region. Notre Dame Senior Secondary School won the Upper East regional event. Wa Islamic Secondary emerged as the winner for Schools in the Upper West region.
Mr. John K. Hobenu, Northern Regional Director of Education said although other technological revolutions such as the Industrial Revolution had by-passed Ghana, it would be unpardonable for the nation to allow herself to miss the Information Revolution. He said, "Ghana can match-up or even upstage some of the industrial nations if ICT development is approached with all the seriousness it deserve".
The i2CAP competition has been organized in all the ten regions of Ghana, two hundred and sixty seven senior secondary schools have participated in the competition. A national competition is scheduled for September 2007.