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Huawei Uganda to build ICT Academy at KIU

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L-R: Wilbert Ayebazibwe from Directorate of Quality Assurance KIU, Fouziya Sooma Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda, Jean Gao Deputy Managing Director Huawei Uganda, Assoc. Prof. Janice Busingye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Administration KIU, Dr. Margaret Kareyo, Dean School of Mathematics and Computing (SOMAC) and Obinna Osigwe from Directorate of Marketing and Public Relations KIU.

L-R: Wilbert Ayebazibwe, Directorate of Quality Assurance KIU; Fouziya Sooma, Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda; Jean Gao, Deputy Managing Director Huawei Uganda; Assoc. Prof. Janice Busingye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Administration KIU; Dr. Margaret Kareyo, Dean School of Mathematics and Computing (SOMAC) and Obinna Osigwe from Directorate of Marketing and Public Relations KIU during the signing of the MoU.

By Our Reporter 

Huawei Technologies Uganda Company Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kampala International University (KIU) to build an ICT Academy at the institution.

According to Mr. Gao Jean, the Public Relations Director for Huawei Technologies (Uganda) Company Limited, the Huawei ICT Academy is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the company.

The ICT Academy is a school-enterprise cooperation project that helps higher education institutions build talent ecosystem. It covers the entire Huawei ICT talent development process from course development, trainer enablement, lab environment setup, talent certification, competition and employment.

“It is an ICT talent development program that will train the staff and students of KIU, they will be certified after training, and the trainers will be paid. KIU will provide the teachers to operate the classes, when they are certified, they can train the students.” Said Mr. Gao Jean.

The DVC F&A, Assoc. Prof. Busingye thanked the Huawei Representatives on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, “KIU is happy to partner with Huawei. We have all the infrastructure in place for the ICT Academy. This is the beginning of many collaborations.”

The Huawei ICT Academy of Uganda now comprises of 13 universities in Uganda and has already certified hundreds of students in 2021 alone.

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