HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES, Ghana, has held the 2nd edition of its national ambassadors’ awards ceremony for over 30 campus ambassadors and instructors who have worked effortlessly to train more university students in Huawei professional certification courses in ICT.
In the first half of 2021, Huawei, with the help of student ambassadors and instructors from partner universities across Ghana, successfully trained over 1,500 students and certified 800 in HCIA (Huawei Certified ICT Associate) Routing and Switching and HCIA-Security.
Deputy Managing Director at Huawei Ghana, Kweku Essuman Quansah, congratulated all award winners for their hard work and dedication towards the training of students in ICT.
According to him, the awards is to celebrate excellent instructors and ambassadors who have contributed their quota in ensuring that Huawei’s commitment to President Akufo-Addo, to train 10,000 Ghanaians through the Huawei ICT Talent (HIT) Programme for Ghana over the next three years is achieved.
Mr. Quansah applauded the University of Ghana (UG) for being the first Huawei authorised academy to roll out HCIA-Security as a certification course in Ghana.
Director General for the Commission of Technical and Vocational Training, Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, commended Huawei for making ICT education its focus. He said the council is looking forward to having a strong partnership with Huawei to extend the initiative beyond what is happening now to cover the entire nation and make it an embedded system in the country.
Senior Lecturer of University of Ghana (UG), Julius Ludu, who emerged as the Overall Best Instructor for the first half year of 2021, expressed his gratitude to Huawei for bringing the country’s ICT sector to the limelight.
He mentioned that UG has over the years trained over 1,000 students in professional courses and is looking forward to increasing the number to 2,000.
Head of Computer Science Department, Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Dr. Boakye Agyemang, said the Huawei HIT programme has helped offer hands on training to over 600 students from KTU of which over 100 have been certified this half year.
Dr. William Agangiba, Head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Mines and Technology (UMat), mentioned that this year, students from UMaT are enthused about Huawei as many are willing to take part in the ongoing Huawei ICT Competition in their schools.