Ten students have been flagged off for two weeks’ hands on ICT training in China.
The students were chosen under a partnership between Huawei Technologies and government universities themed; Seeds for the Future.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony of the program at Makerere University Main Building Hall, State Minister for higher education, Mr J.C Muyingo urged the students to be disciplined because they are carry Uganda’s flag during the training period.
“ICT education is an integral element to socioeconomic development of different countries. We together with our partners Huawei believe that the program shall act as a crucial platform for sharing the latest ICT technologies and enriching students' work experience, helping to prepare them to work efficiently in ICT and their employment places. I thank Huawei for this wonderful initiative of the Seeds for the Future program that shall witness 10 students go to China to acquire hands-on ICT skills and an exposure to the latest trends in the world of technology,” he said
Mr. Stanley Chyn, the Managing Director of Huawei Uganda, commended universities for their participation.
“With the help of the Ministry and Makerere University, we notified the other various public universities of Uganda such as Muni, Kyambogo, Mbarara, Lira, Gulu and Busitema, which also come on board by sending five students from each to apply for this opportunity. The 35 proposals from these universities were reviewed by the judges’ team to shortlist the top 20 on 5th May. On 12th May, these 20 were interviewed to get to the top 10 whom we have announced today. The flagged off students shall leave on 2nd June to China for two weeks training,” says.