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Yaa Asantewaa SHS Tops All In National Cyber Competition

The Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School in Kumasi has won the first National Cyber Champions Competition (NCCC), a competition aimed at fostering cybersecurity.

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They prevailed over their formidable rivals from seven other senior high schools in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions.

Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior School received the highest score of 10, followed by St. Hubert Minor Seminary and T. I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School with average scores of 9.2 and 9, respectively, after rounds of a competitive practical presentation on ethical hacking.

OLA Girls SHS (Kenaase), St. Louis Girls SHS (Kumasi), Sunyani SHS (Sunyani), Methodist Technical Institute (Kumasi), and Kumasi High School were the other participating institutions.

In order to encourage secondary school students to pursue jobs in cybersecurity or related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects for rapid development, CyberGhana is hosting the first National Cyber Champions Competition (NCCC).

The competition also aims to promote a culture of cybersecurity among young people and increase student awareness of cybersecurity best practices for online safety.

Bright Edujih Kuleke, the Programs Coordinator for CyberGhana, describes how the competition will foster the growth of cyber skills.

“We’ve been hosting a symposium for the different schools’ cyber clubs. This time, we chose to organize a competition to gather them together and determine who had mastered the material we had been teaching them over the years.

The goal of the initiative is to alleviate the global lack of cybersecurity experts and to provide students with incentives to acquire complex ideas.

Dr. Patricia Ghann, Head of International Programs and Institutional Linkage and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at Kofidua Technical University (KTU), thinks that encouraging young people to pursue careers in cyber security can help combat youth unemployment.


This will also aid in lowering the nation’s current unemployment rate. Personally, I’ll try to get more girls interested in ICT.

“I feel the girls in this competition have the capacity that, if we give more attention to them, the country will grow forward and we can technologically compare ourselves to other countries abroad,” she added. “Because I have observed that there is a phobia of girls entering into ICT.

Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School, the zone two contest’s first-phase winners, remarked, “Preparation was incredibly busy. But with the help of our instructor, we managed to survive.

It means a lot to me that we are moving on to the next stage as this is my first time competing at the secondary level. And when we enroll in university, the certificates will provide us the chance, they claimed.

Three other zonal contests are included in this portion of the competition across the nation.

The eight schools with the highest scores will advance to the Accra finals, which are slated for April.



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