Huawei targets varsity students with ICT contest


International tech firm, Huawei has said it will hold an ICT competition in Nigeria to develop local talents.
The competition, which is in partnership with some Nigerian universities, will help propel students’ interest in ICT and develop a healthy ecosystem for the sustainable growth of the sector.
The company said more than 10,000 students from 15 Nigerian universities are expected to participate in the competition which features learning of various ICT subjects including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.
Some of the selected institutions include the University of Nigeria (UNN), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Lead City University (LCU), America University of Nigeria (AUN) and Federal University Technology Akure (FUTA).etc.
It added that the selected universities will also sign MOU with Huawei to launch Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) programme in these universities.
The Managing Director of Huawei Enterprise Nigeria, Tank Li, “As an international ICT innovator, we are committed to working with our academic and industrial partners in Nigeria to create more opportunities for individuals, and businesses in the country.”
Huawei ICT competition is already holding in over 10 sub-Saharan Africa countries, including South Africa, Kenya and Zambia.
“So far, more than 20,000 students have signed up to participate. Winners of the contest in Nigeria will have opportunity to participate in the regional finals in South Africa and global finals at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China,” the firm said.


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