Addis Ababa — Following the completion of various national and regional competitions, nine talented university students from Ethiopia have the opportunity to represent their country in the 7th Global Finals of the 2022-2023 Huawei ICT Competition in China.
Students were selected based on their outstanding performance in various national and regional competitions, and they were given the chance to showcase their skills and knowledge on the world stage.
Huawei prepared a farewell ceremony to motivate them before their trip. Dr. Samuel Kifle, Minister of State for Education, and Kaleab Mezgebu, CEO and Founder of Minab ICT Solutions and Hahujobs, both attended the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Dr. Samuel said that having an international experience for young students is beneficial. “This is an amazing opportunity for you to showcase your skills and talents, and network with other students from around the world. I know you’ve all worked hard to get here, and I’m sure you will all do good things.” He also said that “you represent Ethiopia on the world stage, and you should be proud of yourself and work hard to be the pride of this great nation.” The Minister of State also encourages them by saying, “The ICT industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and there is a huge demand for qualified ICT professionals. This competition is a great way to show your potential, skills and knowledge; therefore, team up for a great result.”
On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Samuel also thanked Huawei for this international opportunity. He also promised the students to welcome them to his office. “when you return with all your great accomplishments, I will welcome you to my office”.
For his part, Kaleab recognized Huawei for this opportunity: “For this rare opportunity, I want to thank Huawei for their time, resources and dedication. Also, for providing the global experience.” Dear students, you are lucky to have this opportunity at this age; you must discover the global ICT world and be an eye breaker for your successors.” The young entrepreneur also mentioned that “You have triumphed among many countries and students, so you must capitalize on this opportunity by helping yourself and appreciating you. I want you to be among the winners, and I hope you will be.”
According to Mr. Liming Ye, Director of Public Relations of Huawei, Huawei launched this ICT competition to provide a forum for global citizens like these students to communicate, showcase their abilities, develop their talents and benefit from the global experience. Liming said, “I hope that after the ICT competition and graduation from college, you will join us and contribute even more to this great nation.”
He also promised that the company would continue to support and dedicate itself to Ethiopian education through a variety of programs.
The University of Gonder, Wachemo, Addis Ababa Science and Technology, Adama Science and Technology and Addis Ababa Universities are represented by nine students. Two teams of three will participate in the practical part (which includes data communication, security, WLAN, big data, storage, AI, OpenEuler and OpenGauss) and one team in the innovation part. In the innovation track, students compete with their own invention ideas, with the title “Geez Character Classifier” as the title of their innovation.
The Huawei ICT Competition aims to stimulate the development of high-quality ICT talents, select qualified talents for the industry, continuously provide future driving forces and active participants for digital transformation, promote effective mapping of the supply and demand for talent and to contribute more to sustainable development. talent ecosystem.
Before embarking on their journey to China, Huawei prepared a special farewell ceremony to motivate and encourage these young students. “It was an inspiring moment that demonstrated the power of education and the potential for young people to have a positive impact on the world,” organizers said.