Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu, has announce the creation of the Digital Youth Village (DYV) during her keynote speech at the 75th Annual New Year School and Conference.
The DYV, positioned as a center of excellence for learning, innovation, and creativity, aims to cultivate a generation of digitally savvy entrepreneurs.
The Minister underscored the government’s commitment to integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into education, particularly in the wake of the post-COVID era’s blended learning landscape.
Emphasizing the transformative power of ICTs across sectors, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful detailed the government’s comprehensive reforms in education and ICT, including the removal of financial barriers to education through initiatives like the Free Senior High School program.
The DYV, she noted, will not only set national standards but also contribute to the formalization of the economy through technology, with a focus on infrastructure, policy, regulation, capacity building, and cybersecurity.
The initiative aligns with Ghana’s broader vision of leveraging technology for sustainable development and achieving key Sustainable Development Goals.
The announcement received support from education leaders, with Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, the Provost of the College of Education at the University of Ghana, highlighting the DYV’s role in setting standards, fostering competition, and nurturing digital entrepreneurial talent essential for success in Ghana’s evolving digital economy.