The Soul Food Information and Communication Technology (ICT) College, established by the Soul Food Ministries International, on Saturday graduated 250 students in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Beneficiaries were trained in different aspects of ICT, such as computer hardware, networking, windows 2019 servers, cisco certified networking associate, honours diploma in network engineering, CCTV installation, satellite dish installation and master class in business management and internet entrepreneurship.
The Director of Soul Food Information Communication Technology College, Bishop Eddie Letsa, speaking at the 43rd graduation ceremony, explained that Soul Food ICT College had been operating under the theme “Free Computer Training for All” for the past 13 years as a denominational training programme to educate and equip determined young men and women in various information communications technology programmes.
For him, the programme was meant to help equip the graduates with skills to be self-employed and contribute positively to the development of society, adding that the college was determined to make life better through the provision of practical computing skills.
“These are programmes which trainees would have had to pay enormous sums of money to study at other ICT Institutions in the country if not for Soul Food ICT College,” he said.
He said the college, since its inception, had trained 17,000 students and sought to train many more people in this regard, and therefore appealed to corporate Ghana, philanthropists and non- profit making organisations interested in the welfare and development of the youth to partner with him in training more people to make them skillful in ICT, thereby providing them with a trade.
Bishop Eddie Letsa, who is also the Founder and General Overseer of Soul Food Ministries International and also a an ICT expert, seized the opportunity to advise the beneficiaries to apply the knowledge acquired positively to impact lives and also address the challenges confronting the nation.
He said ICT was very crucial to the development of any country and that the difference between a developed and a developing nation was how the two employed technology in their national development agenda.
“As a developing country, we must embrace this technology and make all the necessary investment that would help our development,” he said.
Kofi Acheampong, a beneficiary, thanked the college for the support and encouraged others to be part of this great initiative.
BY BENEDICTA GYIMAAH FOLLEY