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Y’ello Care: MTN schools students on digital literacy


MTN Ghana has emphasized the need to attach importance to digital literacy, specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, as technology  has become an integral part of development.

As such,  the Company as part of this year’s Y’ello Care programme has embarked on digital literacy education in some selected Senior High Schools across the country, to empower students to maximize their knowledge on artificial intelligence in order to broaden their horizon.

MTN Y’ello Care is a staff volunteering activity that takes staff of MTN and its partners to the various communities to contribute their quota to the development of the country through diverse programmes.

In Central Region, staff of MTN engaged students of Academy of Christ the King Senior High School in Cape Coast, on the importance and disadvantages of artificial intelligence and using AI tools effectively.

“Artificial Intelligence is the theory and development of computer systems that are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making among others”.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the event, the Human Resource Manager of MTN in charge of Southern Ghana, Regina Arkaifie hoped the effort by MTN through digital education would aquip students to integrate well into the digital world.

She touched on Mobile Money fraud issues and cautioned customers of MTN to be vigilant, due to the fact that fraudsters also leverage on digital tools to defraud people.

Madam Arkaifie advised customers of MTN to be digitally inclined to foresee scamming activities.

Erasmus Mensah Ackon from Duapa Werkspace in Takoradi, stated that “getting young people to understand the need to adopt the digital space is very important”.

“When they have to choose their career path, they will understand from this stage that they need to consider career in technology”, he added.

Meanwhile, MTN has promised to provide Academy of Christ the King Senior High School with a borehole to curtail the periodic water crises facing the School.

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