Five Ugandan teams shall compete in the cloud and network tracking, according to a statement from Huawei Uganda, released on Tuesday.
“The networking track consists of Datacom, Security, and Wireless Lan, while Cloud track consists of Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Storage,” reads the Huawei statement in part.
The statement adds that; Gulu, Kabale, Makerere, and Kyambogo Universities, will represent Uganda in Network Track, whereas Muni will represent the country in Cloud track.
In addition, Huawei Uganda points out that; regional finals will be happening in South Africa in March 2023 where two written and Laboratory exams will be conducted.
“The rankings and awarding of marks will be done by the Africa Regional offices. The successful teams will then be promoted and proceed to China for the global final in May 2023”, adds the statement.
From July to September 2022, over 4500 students from 25 universities in Uganda registered to take part in the ICT competitions.
This was followed by a preliminary selection in October and November 2022, in which a final list of qualified students was selected. Over 1200 students from 19 Universities qualified.
“Kabale, Gulu, Kyambogo, and Makerere Universities emerged winners for the network track and Muni came out the best in the Cloud track. Each university will take three students for the regional level,” further adds the statement.
According to Huawei, students who will represent Uganda include; Ssozi Malik, Mutesi Carol Wera, Namuddu Maria Christine from Gulu University, Viola Ritah Wakooli, Sharon Ajaa, and Ambrose Okullo from Kabale University.
Others include; Magoola Kenneth, Okello Stephen, Christopher Ivan Katoogo from Makerere University, plus Tadeo Mushemeza, Nsereko Hamza, Ekirapa Emmanuel from Kyambogo University, and Daniel Kirigwajjo, Amusolo Patience Patricia and Tumwijukye Elly from Muni University.
Huawei ICT Competition, according to organizers, is a key piece of the ICT Academy Campaign. Huawei says the competition targets university and college students worldwide, aiming to facilitate communication between schools, enterprises, and governments while building a robust talent ecosystem.
For many years in Africa, Huawei has signed cooperation agreements with over 250 universities in 14 Sub-Saharan countries, on establishing Huawei ICT academies.
The Huawei- Africa cooperation has enabled more than 7000 university students to obtain Huawei ICT certification, which empowers them to become better candidates for ICT-related jobs.