Huawei Technologies (Ghana) S.A. Limited has advanced its ICT Academy by introducing a new initiative, ‘Huawei Study at Home Programme’, focused on equipping students with the needed technology and educational materials to enable them take the Huawei ICT Certifications Programme online while at home during the pandemic period.
According to the Enterprise Director at Huawei Ghana, Mr. Geoffrey Li, the initiative focuses on giving students interested in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) the opportunity to expand their scope; and will also offer a seamless training and learning experience, and certify excellent students to make them industry-ready even when universities and schools are closed.
“As a way to further motivate the students – not being ideal, but to gain some certification during this period – we are offering students who enrol on the courses free data, with the top-five excelling students set to be rewarded after the courses are closed. Students will be trained on how to operate and use Huawei equipment through HCIA to develop talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and communities,” Mr. Li said.
Adding to the programme’s relevance to students, the Vice President of Ghana Technology University College, Prof. Abeiku Blankson, said while academia focuses mostly on theory, the Huawei ICT Academy offers professional certification and is structured to give students a feel of what actually happens in the field.
“Our partnership with Huawei on this is mostly driven by our desire to give our students the opportunity to gain some necessary skills while getting them to be market-ready, and the innovative ‘Huawei Study At Home’ programme will allow them to do that in the comfort of their homes during this period when schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.” Prof. Blankson said.
All classes are held remotely online and courses are instructed by trained Ghanaian lecturers. Some courses that will be covered during the training period include Routing and Switching (HCIA-R&S); Cloud Computing and AI (HCIA-Cloud & AI); Security and WLAN. All these courses are professional certification courses with passing students set to be certified.
Last month, in Ghana Huawei trained over thirty (30) lecturers and IT professionals from 10 local universities in routing and switching – increasing its instructor base to adequately train students interested in taking the course. So far, over 300 students have enrolled and are taking part in the Huawei ICT Academy ‘Study At Home’ programme.
Huawei continues to undertake several innovative technology initiatives to combat COVID-19 while ensuring a fully-connected intelligent world for everyone.