Three students from Makerere University have been chosen to represent Uganda at the Huwaei ICT global competition which is at its regional final stage in South Africa. These have been identified as Kenneth Magola, Stephen Okello and Gerald Mudulo.
These top three students excelled in the preliminary and national exams of the competition which were carried out between October and November 2019. They are expected to fly to South Africa next month to participate in the regional finals where they will compete with other countries and later in May with the rest of the world in China.
With the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”, the Huawei 2019-2020 Global ICT competition aims to provide a platform for global ICT talents to showcase their ability, compete and communicate, encouraging ICT-related study and drive the growth of a robust ICT talent ecosystem.
The second edition of the competition in Uganda attracted over 2500 students from different universities. Students from Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Nkozi, Mbarara, Kabale, Lira, Gulu, Muni, UCU and MUBS who were able to access free learning material on the Huawei online learning platform where they accessed various courses.
According to Liaoshuangquan, the Huawei Uganda Human Resource Director, the competition noted that the competition is relevant to every ICT student and professional because of its comprehensive approach to skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth. He noted that the top 11 students among the 100 national finalists will be awarded at a ceremony to take place in March with Huawei professional certificates and job opportunities at Huawei Uganda.