Ethiopian students heads to China to compete in the Huawei ICT competition, which will be take place from May 24 to May 28, 2023, in Shenzhen city.
Following the completion of various national and regional contests, nine Ethiopian University students travelled to China to represent Ethiopia in the 7th Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final.
Huawei prepared a farewell ceremony to motivate them before their journey. Dr Samuel Kifle, State Minister of Education, and Kaleab Mezgebu, CEO and founder of Minab ICT Solutions and Hahujobs, both attended the ceremony.
During the ceremony Dr. Samuel stated that, having International experience for young students is advantageous. ” 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.”
He also stated that “You are representing Ethiopia on the world stage, and you should be proud of yourself and work hard to be a pride of this great nation”. The state minister also encourages 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”.
According to Mr. Liming Ye, Huawei PR director, Huawei launched this ICT competition to provide a forum for global citizens like those students to communicate, display their abilities, develop their talents, and benefit from the worldwide experience.
Liming said “I hope that after ICT competition and University graduation, you will join us and contribute even more to this great nation.”
He also promised that the company will continue to support and dedicate itself to Ethiopian education through a variety of programs.
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) and one team in the innovation track. In the innovation track, students compete with their own invention ideas, with the title “Geez Character Classifier” as the title of their innovation.