Huawei trains 10 in Uganda
DEVELOPMENT| Aug. 3, 2012, 8 a.m.
By Omondi Julius Odera, Kampala, Uganda
Ten students and Lecturers from Uganda's Makerere University received ICT certification upon successful completion of ICT training in Huawei’s East Africa Training Centre in Nairobi. The courses included WCDMARAN system, Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, IP network technologies & Service, and Mobile Soft Switch Fundamental Training.
Upon Signing a Memorandum of understanding with Makerere University early this year, Huawei Uganda sponsored an ICT training session for 10 students and lecturers from Makerere. These set off to Huawei Training Center in Nairobi from July 2nd to July 11th.
Huawei Uganda Vice Director Mulebeke James told them: “ICT has brought you together, it is very important and relevant to your careers and livelihood; and here at Huawei Uganda we have the desire to upgrade and enhance your knowledge and skills in every possible way. We believe that this partnership will offer you as students the opportunity to further enhance your ICT skills.”
During the programme, one of the students, Philip Lutaaya, noted: “I will not be afraid to have an interview with any ICT companies as I have seen all the technology with my own eyes at the training centre.”
As part of its CSR efforts, Huawei will also sponsor an ICT scholarship for students this month, ilabs@MAK projects in September and Huawei Android Application Challenge.
According to ICT experts, Uganda needs to invest heavily in this sector terming it as the strategic drive for addressing increasing challenges facing the education as well as the ICT sector. Statistics by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology also show that there is a big shortage of ICT engineers in Uganda.
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