Nine University Students Represent Ethiopia in Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals

ADDIS ABABA – Nine University students traveled to China to participate in the Huawei ICT Competition 2022/23 Global Finals, representing Ethiopia.

The 7th Huawei ICT competition is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, beginning later today.
The students managed to progress to the finals following the completion of various national and regional contests.

Before embarking on their journey to China, Huawei held a special farewell ceremony to motivate and encourage these young students.
The event was attended by State Minister of Education Dr Samuel Kifle.

The state minister told the young students to seize the advantages that the international experience would offer, stating:

“You are representing Ethiopia on the world stage, and you should be proud of yourself.

“This is an amazing opportunity for you to showcase your skills and talents, and to network with other students from around the world.

I know that you have all worked hard to get to this point, and I am confident that you will all do great things”

The state minister also encouraged them saying “The ICT industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and there is a huge demand for skilled ICT professionals.”

“This competition is a great way to show your potential, skills, and knowledge; hence, team up for great output.”

The State Minister of Education, Dr. Samuel also thanked Huawei for providing the students to partake in the international opportunity.

University of Gondar, Wachemo, Addis Ababa Science and Technology, Adama Science and Technology, and Addis Ababa Universities are represented by nine students.

Two teams of three will participate in the practical track – which encompasses datacom, security, WLAN, big data, storage, AI, OpenEuler, and OpenGauss.

Students in the third team will compete in the innovation track with their own invention ideas titled “Geez Character Classifier”.

Huawei PR director, Liming Ye said the Chinese company launched this ICT competition to provide a forum for global citizens like the nine Ethiopian students to communicate, display their abilities, develop their talents, and benefit from the worldwide experience.

“I hope that after the ICT competition and University graduation, you will join us and contribute even more to this great nation,” Liming said and added Huawei will continue to support and dedicate itself to Ethiopian education through a variety of programs.