Posted by News Express | 24 August 2021 | 435 times
It was a job fair for students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The organiser, Huawei Technologies Company, identified Information Communication Technology (ICT) as one of the key factors for Nigeria’s development, hence the need to develop more upcoming ICT engineers in the country.
Huawei Director of Services and Delivery in Nigeria, Melissa Chen who stated this while speaking at the 2021 Huawei ICT Job Fair held at the ABU main campus, however, pledged that Huawei will shape the future of the ICT industry in Nigeria by bridging the digital divide and bringing latest technologies into this industry.
Chen said: “I see great hope for the development of ICT in Nigeria. I would like to thank the Vice-Chancellor and staff of ABU for promoting the growth of ICT in the school and students. This gives a lot of hope for ICT companies like Huawei to keep pushing for a better Digital Nigeria.
“Since Nigeria is developing very fast in Industrialization, Infrastructure and Economy in general, ICT is one of the key factors for the country’s development and this is among the reasons why we need to give more opportunities to the upcoming ICT engineers. We wish that Huawei, Universities, and Educational institutions can deepen cooperation in training ICT talents and make greater achievements.
“We will shape the future of the ICT industry in Nigeria by bridging the digital divide and bringing the latest technologies into this industry,” she said.
Speaking on the Huawei ICT training for Nigerian students and Job fair, Chen said, “Huawei supports Nigerian students as they learn the latest technologies through our programs. Huawei has been in Nigeria for over 20 years, and the key to success has been given to many Nigerian students through training and preparing them to face new challenges in the ICT industry as it is growing very fast.
“We can see there is so much students can offer in the ICT industry because a lot of Nigerian students have shown their capabilities. For example, last year ICT competition, excellent ABU Zaria, University of Port Harcourt and University of Ibadan students won The Global Grand Prize in the Network and Cloud Track and Second Prize in the Network Track a very impressive achievement that has never been achieved by any country in the competition.
“I would like to congratulate all the students who have gone through the Huawei ICT Academy training, as we all know, it is not easy at all. Today you are here, ready to enter into the ICT industry, which is one of the fastest-growing and important industries in the world. We believe that with the Huawei certificate being your wings, you will be able to fly higher and further.
“Dear students, Huawei is working to empower you as a learner, not only to work in the ICT industry but also improve the standard of ICT through the use of Huawei ICT solutions. However, I encourage you to continue pursuing more knowledge and skill by getting Huawei Professional and Expert Level certification. This will give you a more solid foundation in ICT and give you more opportunities in the Job Market,” Huawei Director said.
ABU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kabir Bala, who congratulated the students that participated in the qualification test and interview session, said the more proficient you were in ICT the more distinguished you would become.
(The Nation, text, excluding headline)
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