Last Updated on September 21, 2020 by MyGh.Online
Huawei Technologies Ghana has rewarded deserving members of the Huawei ICT Academy Ambassadors programme in the country for supporting and facilitating the training of over 2,000 University Students under the Huawei ICT Academy in Ghana this year.
The Global Leading ICT Company introduced the Huawei Ambassadors Programme to serve as a students’ wing of the Huawei ICT Academy initiative and the programme was launched in Ghana last year.
Through the Campus Ambassador Programme, Huawei identifies and selects enthusiastic tertiary students who are passionate about ICT to undertake various activities to aid the grooming of ICT talents across the various Huawei Authorized ICT Academies.
This year, the ambassador with the help of Huawei certified instructors and student ambassadors, Huawei has successfully trained over 2,000 students in through its ‘Study at Home’ online learning initiative and have recorded more than 1,000 passes despite the Covid-19 Pandemic which halted most academic activities.
Speaking at the Virtual National Campus Ambassadors Awards Ceremony, the Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Ghana, Kweku Essuman Quansah applauded the ambassadors for their hard work and dedication geared towards developing the ICT Talent pool in Ghana.
“We hope you will not only be ambassadors for Huawei but also ICT ambassadors for Ghana who will work hard to ensure the continuous growth of Information Communication Technology Literacy in Ghana to help accelerate economic development,” he added.
Presenting awards to some beneficiaries, the Dean of Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of KNUST, Dr Abdul-Rahman Ahmed, thanked Huawei for their keen interest in training more talents in Ghana through ICT academy partnerships.
“The partnership with Huawei is a great one and as such KNUST looks forward to taking it to a higher level in the bid to strengthen the cooperation between both institutions for a win-win situation,” he added.
Dr. Jamal Abdulai, the Head of Computer Science Department for the University of Ghana congratulated the award winners for their success stating that the University of Ghana will exceed their target next year as they intend to institutionalize the Huawei ICT Academy at their school.
This year Huawei rewarded over 30 ambassadors and 2 instructors across five universities in Ghana namely, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Ghana, Ghana Communications Technology University, Koforidua Technical University (KTU), and the Regent University of Science and Technology for their enormous support.
Some awards received include Huawei Nova 7i, Huawei Nova 5T, Huawei Y9 Prime, shopping vouchers worth ¢1,000 and Huawei Y6P phones among others.