The i2CAP project established in 2004 has since trained over 300 ICT instructors from more than 250 schools nationwide in computer programming using Q-BASIC and Ruby. This has generated tremendous interest in computer programming among SHS students with many of them continuing to pursue professional careers in computer science and related areas as well as computer science at the Tertiary level.
Under this project many schools were introduced to computer programming through regional competitions. The three best schools at each of the regional competitions were awarded with brand new desktop computers whilst all participating schools were provided with computer science, mathematics and science textbooks. Other competitions include national open competition for young Ghanaian individuals, winners of which were awarded brand new laptops. Ghana was also represent at 2008 and 2009 events in Egypt and Bulgaria respectively.
As always, the i2CAP is a chance for you to learn computer programming, make friendships, exchange information, gain knowledge, and learn from each other. It is a perfect platform to launch an exciting career in ICT and have fun in a healthy competitive atmosphere, an opportunity to represent Ghana at an international event, the International Olympiad in Informatics. We encourage teachers and students especially girls and SHS 1 and even JHS students to participate in the i2CAP events. Yes, you CAN become a distinguished and talented computer programmer through i2CAP!