This winning team shall now proceed to the global finals in China to compete at global level.
[Kampala, Uganda, October 12th, 2020]
Huawei Uganda has today awarded three students who represented Uganda in the Huawei ICT global competition Africa stage. These students took first position and are to represent Africa at the global stage next year.
Under the theme of “Connection, Glory, Future”, the four day competitions that kicked off on 10th September 2020 covered over 14 countries in the African region and attracted over 50,000 students.
Team Uganda is believed to have been represented by two network teams each comprising of three students, of which one took first position toppling other African countries. This winning team comprises of two students from Muni University and one student from Lira University. These shall now proceed to the global finals in China to compete at global level in November.
Globally the Huawei ICT Competition 2019-2020 has covered over 70 countries worldwide, with 150 000 contestants from more than 2,000 universities and colleges. Launched in the African region just five years ago, the Huawei ICT Competition has developed into the largest ICT skills competition in Africa.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and Chief guest Hon. Bagiire Vicent Waiswa commended Huawei for the ICT Competition initiative that mobilizes young Ugandans to build their capacity and skills with a view of making them market ready.
“I thank Huawei for this initiative that mobilizes Ugandans to build their capacity and skills with a view of making them market ready. By market ready I mean you take these Ugandans and give them the necessary exposure through competition for them to be able to come back home and utilized the skills they have learned,” he said.
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