Huawei Technologies Ghana has for a second time rewarded deserving members of the Huawei ICT Academy Ambassadors programme in Ghana, for supporting and facilitating the training of 1,500 university students under the Huawei ICT Academy in Ghana this year.
The Global Leading ICT Company in 2019 introduced the Huawei Student Ambassadors Programme to groom ICT talents across the various Huawei Authorised academies in Ghana, to share acquired knowledge with students and assist instructors in training more talents.
Through the Campus Ambassador Programme, Huawei identifies and selects enthusiastic tertiary students who are passionate about ICT to undertake various activities which aid the grooming of ICT talents across the various Huawei Authorised ICT Academies.
This year, through the hard work of our authorised academies and hardworking Huawei Campus Ambassadors, it successfully trained 1,500 students and certified 800 of them in HCIA-Routing and Switching and HCIA-Security, which is the first of its kind in the country.
Speaking at the Virtual National Campus Ambassadors Awards Ceremony, the Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Ghana, Mr. Kweku Essuman Quansah, applauded the ambassadors for their hard work and dedication geared toward developing the ICT Talent-pool in Ghana.
“The 800 students certified was done within the first half of the year – that is, January to June 2021 – which is an achievement worth celebrating, as currently through the good work of our ambassadors and lecturers Ghana ranks 1st in the sub-Sahara region,” Mr. Quansah said.
To ensure that students are abreast with latest technologies which are also industry-relevant, the Deputy Director also noted that Huawei has trained over 20 lecturers from various universities of Ghana in Data Communications and Data Storage, which will be officially rolled-out across all its partner universities early next year.
Presenting awards to some beneficiaries, Senior Lecturer with the University of Ghana, Julius Ludu, commended Huawei for developing young talents who serve as ambassadors for various course modules and events; and further commended the ambassdors for their efforts and dedication in assisting the training 1,500 students and certifying 800 of them.
“We believe in providing our students with the required ability to help them succeed as they navigate the universities’ borders,” he said.
Huawei, through strategic partnerships with 16 top universities as authorised ICT academies in Ghana, has trained over 5,000 university students and certified over 2,000 in latest ICT technologies as part of its commitment to the government of Ghana to train 10,000 Ghanaians by 2024.
This year, Huawei rewarded over 32 ambassadors and instructors across the various universities in Ghana: namely, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); University of Ghana; Ghana Communications Technology University; Koforidua Technical University (KTU); Regent University of Science and Technology; All Nations University; University of Mines and Technology; and the University of Energy and Natural Resources for their enormous support.