Teams from Uganda and Nigeria emerged winners of the recently concluded Huawei Global ICT Competition.
The 2021-2022 ICT Competition Awards and closing ceremonies were held in Shenzhen, China on June 25th, 2022 with 130 teams from 43 countries competing fiercely.
The Southern Africa Region represented a great success in the competition, which lasted for one year and attracted 150,000 students from 85 countries all over the world.
The Southern Africa team won two grand prizes, four first prizes and three second prizes.
Uganda was represented by nine students; six from network track (Makerere University), and three from cloud track (Muni University).
The grand prize was pocketed by Nigeria ABU and Nigeria University of Port Harcourt WHEREAS Nigeria ABU, Uganda’s Makerere University (team 1&2) and Kenya’s Kenyatta University (Innovation competition) scooped the first prize.
On the other hand, Tanzania’s University of Dodoma, Nigeria’s University of Ibadan, Ghana KNUST (Innovation Track & Woman in Tech Awards) won the second prize.
The third prize was won by KU Kenya, Machagos University, U Zimbabwe, KNUST Ghana, UOM Mauritius, MU Uganda, and UDSM Tanzania.
The success of the competition highlighted the resilience of South African students in the world competition platform.
In addition, the success of the competition further enhanced the business environment. The presidents and ministries of various countries praised Huawei, which inspired young Africans to learn ICT technologies, strengthened their soil fertility, cultivated Huawei fans and provided a strong moat for the brand.
Huawei ICT Competition is a competitive ICT talent exchange program developed globally for university, college and TVET students. This aims to promote the healthy development of the ICT talent ecosystem and support the integration of industry and education.
Launched in the African region just six years ago, the Competition has developed into the largest ICT skills competition in Africa and the world at large.
In May, 2022, Huawei, the leading ICT global solutions provider, awarded the 2021 Seeds for the Future Finalists and the 2021-2022 Huawei Regional ICT Competition finalists.