Education Minister lauds WIUC-Ghana at the inauguration of its state-of-the-art Cybersecurity, Digital Forensic, STEM and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

The School of Computing and Technology at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, has inaugurated one of Africa’s most advanced Cybersecurity, Digital Forensic, STEM, and Artificial Intelligence laboratories. This ultra-modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including Faraday bags, a 3D printer, Faraday black boxes, and Oxygen Forensic Detective kits aims to enhance industry-academia collaboration, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, and fostering partnerships that will benefit students, corporate organizations, and government agencies.

The special guest of honour at the launch Hon. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister for Education in his address highlighted the significant role of technological advancement in the evolution of education. He emphasized that the new lab would be crucial in equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to secure the digital future.

“The integration of AI and STEM into the curriculum is essential for fostering innovation and creativity among the youth,” he stated.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Dr. Adutwum reaffirmed the government’s commitment to advancing technological development in Ghana. He noted that the Ministry of Education, alongside the government, is dedicated to promoting innovation and creativity among the youth through policies and reforms focused on STEM education.

“This initiative has the potential to drive scientific advancement in the medium to long term and balance the ratio of students in humanities fields to the desired level,” he added.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Minister commended the leadership of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana for their vision and dedication in establishing the laboratory, acknowledging the university’s efforts to ensure Ghana remains competitive in the global market.

Also speaking at the event was the Vice-Chancellor of one of the university’s affiliates, KNUST, Professor Rita Dickson who was full of praise for the university in its efforts to enrich the workforce with the introduction of relevant and cutting-edge programmes. She also emphasized the importance of responsible AI practices to avoid creating additional problems that require resources to solve.

The launch was also attended by representatives from other affiliate universities, ambassadors, members of parliament, representatives from the Lutheran Church USA, the President and Vice President of the university, heads of various public and private institutions and organizations, staff and faculty of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, students, and the general public.

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