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Ugandan students tour Huawei head office in China

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th April 2018 03:15 PM

The students, who are on a one-week hands-on training under the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, learnt about new technologies, including 5G network, Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing.

Ugandan students tour Huawei head office in China

The students, who are on a one-week hands-on training under the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, learnt about new technologies, including 5G network, Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing.

PIC: Ugandan students at Huawei Technologies in London

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


CHINA - A group of Ugandan students on a study tour of China visited the home of Huawei, the third-largest smartphone producer in the world, located in the city of Shenzhen.

The students, who are on a one-week hands-on training under the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, learnt about new technologies, including 5G network, Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing.

The technologies were demonstrated to the students at the Huawei Technologies Exhibition Hall at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

Students inside the IT company

Ugandan ICT students undergoing training at Huawei Technologies Co have appreciated that this has exposed them to the latest technology trends and what the future of the ICT Industry will be.

The students, who include eight in their final year, one in second year and one in her first year at university, were selected from four public universities in Uganda.

They were selected on account of the proposals about using ICT to improve health, education, agriculture and transport.

 At Huawei, students were trained on how the company works


They had a hands-on practice in Huawei Technologies’ most advanced labs and were also taken on a guided tour of Huawei’s exhibition hall of digital technology.

Kasumba Robert, a final year student of software engineering from Makerere University, said he liked the future potential of Huawei 5G network, which will connect the world.

Ugandan students have vowed to use the skills gained to improve the lives of Ugandans


“With a connected world, my proposal on helping farmers get information about the common crop and animal diseases as well as pests, will easily come to life and many homes will be able to share the much-needed information easily and cheaply,” Kasumba said.

The Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme has been running in Uganda since 2016 and 30 students have benefitted. In China, the Ugandan group was twinned with 10 students from Myanmar.

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