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Kenyan student  becomes second in Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition

 

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The State Department for Post Training and Skills Development from Ministry of Education in Kenya  encourages partnership like  Huawei’s efforts in upskilling the youth in ICT through partnering with national governments and local tertiary institutions.

According to the  Principal Secretary Alfred Cheruiyot, the  ICT Competition is a good platform for ICT students to develop their careers and become successful entrepreneurs.

“This will in turn improve our economy for years to come if done right,” Mr. Cheruiyot said.

One of the two Kenyan teams which participated in this year’s Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition regional finals achieved second place tied with Angola, while Nigeria and Tanzania tied in first place.

Students from over 100 universities in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius participated in the competition.

The Kenyan team which is composed of 5 male students and 1 female student, participated in the regional finals after qualifying from the national level last September.

The regional finals, which were held at Huawei’s regional headquarters in Woodmead, Johannesburg saw 42 students in 14 teams sit theoretical and practical examinations. These teams are believed to be amongst the brightest technology students in the country.

The competition covered the latest ICT technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.

As second prize winners, the Kenyan team which is comprised of Richard Wanjohi, Maraguri Mwai and Zipporah Wachira, will travel to Shenzhen, China on 24th-27th May 2019 to compete in the global finals as one of 40 teams from around the world.

During the global final, students will be able to experience and share the latest information on technology and industry trends, whilst also gaining theoretical and practical insights.

Su Shuqi, Head of ICT Academy at Huawei Technologies Kenya Company Limited, said that she was proud of the performance of the Kenyan team.

“The Kenyan Team took Huawei Certified ICT Professional course and had an intense 10 day training before departure to Johannesburg. We are very proud of team Kenya.” Su remains optimistic on the performance of the Kenyan team in the global finals and is eager for the competitions.

She emphasized that training would become even more intense as the competition will get even stiffer.

Zipporah Wachira, the only Kenyan female ICT student said, “As one of the winners of the Huawei ICT competition 2018-2019, I would recommend this program to anyone who has interest in the field of networking or any other computer related field. I am a testimony, the journey is amazing, and you are assured of a world class ICT experience.

Malachi Motano is a Nairobi based Journalist who writes on matters of Science (Health, Agriculture, environment, climate change and education) with more than ten years experience on different media platforms  ranging from Newspapers, radio and TV stations, again on different capacities thus as a News Stringer, contributor to staff reporter, editor, producer and anchor. He can be reached at motanomalachi@gmail.com

Malachi Motano
Malachi Motano is a Nairobi based Journalist who writes on matters of Science (Health, Agriculture, environment, climate change and education) with more than ten years experience on different media platforms  ranging from Newspapers, radio and TV stations, again on different capacities thus as a News Stringer, contributor to staff reporter, editor, producer and anchor. He can be reached at motanomalachi@gmail.com

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