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Huawei sponsors 10 for specialized ICT training

A group of ten students and lecturers from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) are participating in a 10 day training organized by Huawei Technologies at the Huawei Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

This training is part of the recent Memorandum of Understanding that Huawei signed with Makerere to offer specialized ICT training and scholarships to students.

The first group of trainees included seven students and three lecturers. They include Alice Beatrice Lwantale, Donna Mwine, Cryton Kapigi, Stephen Mutaawe, Martin Euka, Philip Lutaaya, and Sandra Nakayenga. The lecturers are Bernard Muwonge, Perez Matsiko and Michael Kizito.

Dr. Jude Lubega, the Chair, Department of Information Technology thanked Huawei for this initiative, adding that all the students were chosen on merit while the lecturers from the department of Networks were included in the training for capacity building purposes. €œThe students are the best performers in their respective courses,€ he noted.

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony on Friday at the Makerere University Guest House, the State Minister for ICT, Hon Nyombi Thembo, €œthis initiative will act as an important catalyst between universities and industry transition aimed at boosting the development of Uganda€„¢s talent in the field of telecommunications and ICT, targeting undergraduates, graduates and young professionals.€

Eric Yang, the Huawei managing director, said they were prepared to sponsor more students in order to boost the ICT sector in Uganda.

The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda His Excellency Zhao Ya Li commended Huawei noting that, €œHuawei€„¢s unique selling point has always been in innovation based on research and development. I commend them today for sharing these lessons of their own developmental experiences, with Uganda through this knowledge transfer initiative with the best of talents from Makerere University. This is an excellent example in enhancing relationship between the two nations.€

The function was also attended by the State Minister for Finance, Hon. Aston Kajara, other dignitaries from the ICT fraternity and the Makerere University community.

Last modified on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:25
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