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Ministry of Education, Huawei launch ICT competition

Ministry of Education, Huawei launch ICT competition

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in cooperation with Huawei, launched the third edition of its Information and Communications Technologies Competition in Qatar on Wednesday.
The annual Huawei Middle East ICT Competition is also supported by Qatar University, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Carnegie Mellon University and Community College of Qatar.
The competition promotes innovation and creativity and acts as a bridge between the classroom and the workforce to nurture ICT university students’ talents in Middle-East region, increase national ICT competitiveness and develop a generation of ICT leaders ready to drive digital transformation forward.
At a press conference, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education HE Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al Nuaimi praised the partnership with Huawei, expressing his delight with the launch of the third edition of the competition.
He said the event helps students gain more experience in the field, in addition to encouraging innovation and the development of an entrepreneurial spirit. “Bringing up a new generation embedded in the digital age is an important component of Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to transform the economy into a knowledge-based one,” he added.
Fan Tao, CEO of Huawei Technologies, Qatar, said, “We are proud to launch the third edition of the Huawei ICT Competition in Qatar, providing young talent within the ICT sector with a global platform on which they can demonstrate the progression of their country within this field. In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, we look forward to the upcoming stages of the competition and seeing what the talented Qatari youth submit.”
Huawei organises the competition every year in Qatar and nine other countries in the Middle East.
Contestants are tested on their knowledge of cloud computing, switching, routing and network security. In addition, the competition gets participants up-to-date with the latest technologies such as IoT, AI, Big Data and most importantly 5G, the future technology which Huawei is leading globally and set to disrupt the way business is carried out. The competition is a unique opportunity for students to test their abilities in ICT’s most cutting-edge fields, and helps colleges and universities better understand enterprises’ talent requirements and optimize talent development modes accordingly.
The competition comprises three stages: preliminary, national final and international final. The top teams will advance to the national final stage, which will take place on October 31. The national winners of the competition will not only receive certificates, trophies, and prizes, but will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to China and gain insider access to a top global ICT company.

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