Over 1000 I.T students from Universities all over Uganda have registered to take part in the global Huawei ICT competition registration that happened in October.
Through presentations by Huawei made to students in Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Nkozi, Mbarara, Kabale, Lira, Gulu, Muni, UCU and MUBS accordingly, there has been a tremendous turn up of registration by the students to study and compete in the global competition
The registered students are expected to access learning material free of charge on the Huawei online learning platform in the various courses such as Network and Cloud track. The networking track consists of Router & Switch, Security and Wireless Lan while Cloud track consists of Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Storage. These students are expected to study and do exams prepared for them at preliminary level, national level, regional level on the African continent and global level.
According to Ms. Wu Suqi, the coordinator of the Huawei ICT Academy, “the top students with the required pass mark after the various stages of the competition shall be awarded internship and job opportunities, professional Huawei certification recognition, gift devices and trips to South Africa and China for the regional and global competition respectively.”
“This is a platform for Ugandan I.T students to obtain a professional acknowledgment from the ICT industry through the Huawei Certification”, she added.
With the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”, the Huawei 2019-2020 Global ICT competition aims to provide a platform for global ICT talents to compete and communicate, promote high-quality ICT talent development, and drive the growth of a robust and sustainable ICT talent ecosystem.
Mr. Josephat, the Head of the ICT Department from Muni University commended Huawei’s efforts of skilling and nurturing ICT Talent.
“I thank Huawei for this ICT competition and also the Seeds for the Future program whereas University we have participated for three years. These are great skilling and nurturing efforts aimed at making our students better and ready for employment,” he said.