Twelve (12) Nigerian students from the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Port Harcourt have succeeded to qualify for the Huawei Global ICT Competition following an excellent performance in the Cloud and Network examination at the just concluded Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Region ICT Competition finals.
The Huawei ICT Competition which generally covers examination on the latest ICT technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data is believed to be the biggest of its kind in Africa featuring 123 student-talents from 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, divided into 41 teams (28 network track and 13 cloud track teams). At the Sub-Saharan regional finals, the students compete for 18 Prizes and 12 Admission tickets for the Huawei Global ICT Competition Final in October 2020, which will attract more than 300 other student-talents from 66 countries across the globe.
Ms Melissa Chen, Director, Huawei Nigeria Enterprise D&S Department “The competition-related training has helped over 300 students receive job offers. In Nigeria alone, over 3,000 Nigerian students trained by Huawei have successfully passed the Huawei professional certification exams. Huawei hopes to skill up more than 700,000 ICT professionals by 2023. The aim is to bridge the ICT talent gap, advance the digital transformation of industries, and bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.”