ADDIS ABABA – Six Ethiopian University students have advanced to the 2022/23 Huawei ICT Competition finals which will be held in China.
The sextet qualified for the finals after succeeding in the regional competition that featured students from various African countries including Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameron, and Congo.
They were among 15 students who represented their country at the regional finals.
Ethiopian students have been taking part in the competition since 2019.
Huawei, after recognizing the 2021/22 Huawei ICT Competition Regional winners, launched the 2022/23 competition in the presence of state minister of Education Dr. Samuel Kifle in mid November.
More than 1500 students took an online preliminary exam, helping to select 63 students for the national competition held in Addis Ababa on December 28, 2022.
A total of 15 students who aced the national exam partook in the regional Huawei ICT competition virtually on March 22.
The exam, which lasted over 6 hours, had three tracks, namely the network track, the cloud track, and the computing track.
Six students from University of Gondar, Wachemo University, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, and Adama Science and Technology University passed the exam and advanced to the global finals.
The students will represent Ethiopia in the Huawei ICT Competition Finals set to be held in China.
The Huawei ICT Competition provides an international platform through which university students from around the world can compete and share ideas with each other, Huawei Ethiopia spokesperson Liming Ye said.
The Huawei ICT Competition’s influence has been growing since its launch in 2015. The 2022 Competition attracted 150,000 university students from 85 countries and regions.