Kenyan student team takes second place in Huawei’s Sub Saharan Africa ICT competition finals

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Earlier in the week, one of the two Kenyan teams which participated in this year’s Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition regional finals achieved second place tied with Angola, while Nigeria and Tanzania tied in first place. Students from over 100 universities in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius participated in the competition.

The Kenyan team which is comprised of among others, Richard Wanjohi, Maraguri Mwai and Zipporah Wachira participated in the regional finals after qualifying from the national level last September. The regional finals, which were held at Huawei’s regional headquarters in Woodmead, Johannesburg saw 42 students in 14 teams sit theoretical and practical examinations. These teams are believed to be amongst the brightest technology students in the country. The competition covered the latest ICT technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.

As second prize winners, the Kenyan team will travel to Shenzhen, China on 24th-27th May 2019 to compete in the global finals as one of 40 teams from around the world. During the global final, students will be able to experience and share the latest information on technology and industry trends, whilst also gaining theoretical and practical insights.

Su Shuqi, Head of ICT Academy at Huawei Technologies Kenya Company Limited,had this to say, “The Kenyan Team took Huawei Certified ICT Professional course and had an intense 10 day training before departure to Johannesburg. We are very proud of team Kenya.”

Zipporah Wachira, the only lady in the team had this to say, “As one of the winners of the Huawei ICT competition 2018-2019, I would recommend this program to anyone who has interest in the field of networking or any other computer related field. I am a testimony, the journey is amazing, and you are assured of a world class ICT experience.”

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