Nine students represented Ethiopia in the 7th Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals held in Shenzhen, China, in May, 2023.

Ethiopian Students Finish third in Global ICT Competition

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian University students won third prize in the Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals, the organizer said on Monday.

Huawei held its seventh ICT talent competition finals in Shenzhen, China, from May 24 to May 28, 2023.

Nine students from Gondar, Wachemo, Addis Ababa Science and Technology, Adama Science and Technology, and Addis Ababa Universities represented Ethiopia.

The students progressed to the global finals after a successful completion of various national and regional contests.

Two teams each with three members participated in the practical track which encompasses datacom, security, WLAN, big data, storage, AI, OpenEuler and OpenGauss.

Another team of students also featured in the innovation track with their own invention ideas titled “Geez Character Classifier”.

The students finished third in the tournament that saw 146 teams from 36 countries compete, Huawei Ethiopia announced today.

The country’s Ethiopian office CEO Liu Jifan expressed gratitude for the students’ accomplishments and reaffirmed Huawei’s commitment to developing the ICT sector and working towards the future.

The students, for their part, said they were pleased with their accomplishments and expressed that the competition provided them with foreign exposure including a visit to Huawei’s headquarters.

The Huawei ICT Competition aims to drive the development of high-quality ICT talent, select qualified talent for the industry, continuously provide future driving forces and active participants for digital transformation, promote efficient mapping of talent supply and demand, and further contribute to a sustainable talent ecosystem.