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Six Nigerian Students To Represent Africa At Huawei ICT Competition

Huawei Technologies Ltd. Photo: Sun Nigeria
Huawei Technologies Ltd. Photo: Sun Nigeria

A team of Nigerian Students would in May, 2019 represent Africa at the global stage to compete for the world Information Communication Technology (ICT) title in Huawei Technologies’ flagship ICT development program set to hold in China.

The Nigerian team emerged first place alongside Tanzania, Kenya and Angola teams in a completion held on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Huawei, in October 2018, launched the ICT competition in Nigeria in partnership with local universities with the aim of cultivating local ICT talents, promoting a greater understanding of interest in ICT, and developing a healthy ecosystem for the sustainable growth of ICT sector.

However, through this competition, Huawei Technologies seeks to improve comprehensive capabilities of students, transfer cutting-edge technologies information and explore the business requirement of the industry.

The deputy Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Ltd, Kelvin YangYang, who disclosed this paid tribute to Yabacon Valley, Nigeria’s own version of Silicon Valley, which has attracted global presence as a typical example of how Nigeria has come in its understanding of ICT and innovation.

“This March, a team of Nigerian Students emerged first place to represent Africa at the global stage to compete for the world ICT titlt in Huawei Technologies’ flagship ICT development program set to hold in China, May 2019.

“The regional competition finals consisted of 14 teams from 11 countries in Africa which participated in theory and practical examinations on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.

“The Nigerian students, Abdulqadir Babagana Musa, Muhammad Mustafa Maihaja, Fahad Danladi, Shuaibu Abbas Usman, Kamaludeen Umar, Abdulqudus Adebayo Temidayo all from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) first emerged winners of the Huawei ICT national competition which involved participation of 13,600 students from 30 universities across Nigeria before proceeding to represent Nigeria at the just concluded Sub-Saharan regional finals held in South Africa,” he stated.

Huawei trains more than 12,000 students every year, bring the latest technology to its domain and transferring talents to the ICT industry.

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