Twelve Nigerian students from the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the University of Port Harcourt have succeeded to qualify for the Huawei Global ICT Competition following an excellent performance in the Cloud and Network examination at the just-concluded Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Region ICT Competition finals.
The Huawei ICT Competition, which generally covers examination on the latest ICT technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks, and big data is believed to be the biggest of its kind in Africa featuring 123 student-talents from 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, divided into 41 teams (28 network track and 13 cloud track teams).
At the Sub-Saharan regional finals, the students compete for 18 Prizes and 12 Admission tickets for the Huawei Global ICT Competition Final in October 2020, which will attract more than 300 other student-talents from 66 countries across the globe.
Team Nigeria had 15 students divided into five teams who competed under the Network and Cloud segment. The Nigerian students had a great performance which guaranteed 4 of the Nigerian teams’ tickets to the Global ICT Competition.
Two teams emerged first position and third position respectively in the Cloud examination, while two other teams of the Nigerian students emerged second position in the Network examination. Due to the pandemic, the Huawei ICT Sub-Saharan regional competition was held virtually.
The Nigerian students participated from the Huawei Technologies Nigeria offices in Abuja and Lagos respectively.