Huawei to Send 10 Nige­ri­ans to China for ICT Em­pow­er­ment


Kasim Su­maina

In a bid to bring first class tech­ni­cal train­ing on in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy (ICT) to teem­ing Nige­rian youths, Huawei Tech­nolo­gies Nige­ria Lim­ited has said it will send 10 out of the best par­tic­i­pants se­lected from the 1,345 stu­dents for fur­ther stud­ies in China, in the on­go­ing ICT for Change Pro­gramme.

The em­pow­er­ment train­ing pro­gramme is in line with gov­ern­ment’s youth and stu­dent de­vel­op­ment and job cre­ation which is seem­ingly in di­rect re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Buhari’s drive to em­power and en­cour­age young Nige­ri­ans.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany, “We have signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment of Nige­ria on a ICT for Change Pro­gramme.

“The train­ing of­fi­cially kick- started on the 10th of Novem­ber 2016 and so far One thou­sand three hun­dred and Forty Five (1.345) youths have com­pleted the pro­gramme. A to­tal num­ber of 15 batches of train­ings were held in Abuja and La­gos train­ing cen­tres of Huawei.”

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the com­pany, 10 out of the best 40 par­tic­i­pants will be se­lected from the 1,345 par­tic­i­pants of the on­go­ing ICT for Change pro­gram.

“The 10 best stu­dents would pro­ceed for fur­ther stud­ies in the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China on an em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme de­signed for grad­u­ates of Elec­tri­cal, Elec­tron­ics, Com­puter Science, ICT, Civil and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing, Physics, Math­e­mat­ics and other ICT re­lated cour­ses.”

The train­ing pro­gramme, Huawei dis­closed, fea­tured ex­pe­ri­enced train­ers, who ex­plored var­i­ous means of train­ing de­liv­ery.

One of the par­tic­i­pants, who spoke with THISDAY im­me­di­ately after the test,Miss. Ben­son Eyalenya, said, the lan­guage (Chi­nese) was also huge mo­ti­va­tor aside at­tain­ing fur­ther stud­ies on ICT as she set to learn to com­mu­ni­cate in Chi­nese whilst study­ing if she is among the par­tic­i­pants that will make the the fi­nal list.

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