GI-KACE Holds Graduation For 317 Ghanaians in Cybersecurity Under re/START Initiative

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) has held a graduation ceremony for 317 cybersecurity students under the re/START programme in Accra, Bolgatanga, Sunyani, and Kumasi in cybersecurity.

The Re/START initiative is focused on training Ghanaians in Digital skills and has completed a rigorous 7-week cybersecurity training program with 265 graduates from Accra, 7 from Bolga, 17 from Sunyani, and 28 from Kumasi.

The Director for Corporate Affairs at GI-KACE, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe, commended the beneficiaries for their commitment throughout the training period.

“We are immensely proud of the dedication and perseverance shown by each one of you during these 7 weeks of intensive training and grateful to the instructors at GI-KACE for their unwavering support and guidance,” Osisiadan-Bekoe stated.

She emphasized the importance of sharing their newfound knowledge and experience with others, highlighting the impact it will have on various stakeholders.

“We want our Director General to be proud of this initiative, we want the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation to be proud when she travels, and we want our Corporate Affairs team to be proud of contributing to something that benefits our country, Ghana,” she urged.

Kobi Hemaa further encouraged the graduates to view their training as a stepping stone towards making a difference in the field of cybersecurity.

“Let this training be your foundation to create a positive impact in your respective roles. Use your expertise to make a difference in the existing field and contribute towards building a safer digital environment for all. As you leave here today, hold your heads high and continue to uphold the values of excellence that GI-KACE stands for,” she added.

Project Coordinator for GI-KACE, Priscilla Hope, also disclosed that GI-KACE’s re/START Cybersecurity Project is evidence of the organization’s dedication to providing Ghanaians with the tools necessary to thrive in the digital economy.

“The program’s success is a result of the hard work and dedication of the instructors, staff, and, most importantly, you the graduates,” she said.

The ceremony concluded with the graduates receiving their certificates, with most of them expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the program and their excitement for their future careers in cybersecurity.