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University students get ICT skills

By John Odyek

Added 1st October 2020 10:06 AM

Speaking on behalf of the students who participated in the programme, Patrick Kasiita from Gulu University said they were fully equipped with the knowledge to apply in information and communication technology.

University students get ICT skills

Speaking on behalf of the students who participated in the programme, Patrick Kasiita from Gulu University said they were fully equipped with the knowledge to apply in information and communication technology.

Over 37 top ICT students from various universities in Uganda have participated in a top Internet training program organised by Huawei Technologies (Uganda) Ltd.

The students were trained in various Internet applications such as virtual reality (helping you learn about different places and ideas by experiencing them as if you were actually there), Big Data (analysing complex data), Cloud (storage), Artificial intelligence (machine intelligence) and 5G (Fifth generation/advanced technology) related courses.

The State Minister of Education and Sports Hamson Obua who officiated at a ceremony organised on video system commended Huawei for ‘walking the talk' through the seeds for the future programme that skills students to become ICT experts.


The program is dubbed the 2020 Huawei seeds for the future program. "I feel honored to associate myself with this program that trains the Ugandan students to become ICT experts," Obua said.

"We are proud of the training opportunities you are according to the citizens of Uganda. We are not taking that for granted," Obua said.

Speaking on behalf of the students who participated in the programme, Patrick Kasiita from Gulu University said they were fully equipped with the knowledge to apply in information and communication technology.

Kasiita commended Huawei for opening their eyes and advised his fellow students from the various universities of their responsibility to keep them open forever.

"To my fellow students, you are now fully equipped with the knowledge to manifest in the realm of technology. It will be totally disappointing to sit on your talents," Kasiita said.

"They have opened your eyes it is our duty to keep them open for life. You are the seeds for the future and the future is now," Kasiita said.

Zhao Xiufen, the Commercial Counsellor in the Chinese Embassy said China has been providing connectivity infrastructure to Uganda.
"China has been working with Uganda to enhance technology and without such infrastructure, such online trainings and meetings would have been impossible," Xiufen said.

"It also worth to note that the Chinese people believe in sharing and that is why Huawei came up with the seeds for the future program to give back to the world," Xiufen said.

The managing director of Huawei Gaofei said that Huawei turned the Seeds for the Future Program that usually took students to China into an online study.

"We have been encouraged to live what we profess as an ICT Company by introducing an online version of the seeds for the future program," Gaofei said.

"We have made full use of the benefits of learning and communication without borders, showing the future communication trends through welink, a sense of exclusivity of a teaching form and the convenience of not being restricted by the place among others", Gaofei said.

The students were awarded different prizes and encouraged to devote more time to the information and communication technology innovation sector.

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