ABU ZARIA TEAM A COMES THIRD IN THE HUAWEI ICT SKILLS COMPETITION GLOBAL FINAL IN CHINA.
The Huawei ICT Skills Competition Global Final was officially closed on Sunday 26 May 2019 at an impressive ceremony in the new Huawei Research & Development Complex. It was a memorable day for ABU Zaria as the Team A that represented Africa in the Network Services Track took the third (3rd) position. The award was presented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who was a special guest at the ceremony.
Additionally, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria was recognised with an award for Excellent Academy while Dr. Bashir Sadiq of Department of Computer Engineering, ABU Zaria won an award for one of the best instructors.
Before getting to this stage, the team of Nigerian students emerged first place alongside Tanzania, Kenya and Angola to represent Africa at the global stage to compete.
The Nigerian students all from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) first emerged winners of the Huawei ICT national competition which involved a participation of 13, 600 students from 30 universities across Nigeria before proceeding to represent Nigeria at the just-concluded Sub-Saharan regional finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The regional competition finals was keenly contested by14 teams (with 42 students) from 11 countries in Africa which participated in theory and practical examinations on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.
This ICT competition developed by Huawei Technologies comprising of a national preliminary contest, regional semi-final and Global final was first launched in 2015.