Kenya put on a great showing in this year’s Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Finals that just concluded in Shenzhen, China.
The competition attracted more than 120,000 students from 2,000 universities and colleges, from 74 countries and regions around the world. The 146 teams, 429 students from 36 countries and regions, went to China for the global final after the national and regional competitions.
Among the contestants were 15 students from various Kenyan Universities who were flagged off on 18th May 2023 by Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.
Kenya Network Team 1 and Kenya Innovation Team got First Prize whereas Kenya Cloud Team 1, Kenya Cloud Team 2, and Kenya Network Team 3 managed to get Third Prize.
On their way to the finals in Shenzhen, Kenya won three out of four Grand prizes and one 1st prize in the 4 tracks in SAR in the Huawei ICT Competition.
Among those accompanying the students was Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi, Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi who also participated in a panel discussion during the Huawei ICT Academy Teacher Summit.
The Huawei ICT Competition targets students in Huawei Academies and those in higher education institutions that are willing to join the ICT Academy worldwide. Through the competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete and exchange ideas, thus enhancing their ICT knowledge and practical skills as well as increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies and platforms.