University hosts national Huawei ICT Competition
Zetech University fielded eight students in the Huawei ICT 2018-2019 Southern Africa Competition that registered a record 6,400 applications from more than 60 Universities across Kenya. This year, the competition was divided into two tracks: network track and cloud track. The cloud track exam was administered at the University of Nairobi while the network track was done at Zetech
The University hosted the Huawei network track national finals on Wednesday at the ZBTI (Pioneer) centre following a successful network track boot camp training that took place on 11-15th November at the Varsity.
In this edition, a total of 70 students from different universities participated in the four hours network track practical exam, with the first batch of 35 students starting their session at 9:00am while the second lot started at 2:00pm.
Commenting on the competition, VC Prof Njenga Munene noted that the University is optimistic following the progress gained through the partnership with Huawei. “We are glad that our IT students have enjoyed the opportunity to acquire additional ICT training courtesy of the leading IT firm. We expect that our students will excel in this year’s edition as a build up to the gains we made last year when our IT student Kennedy Muthaura beat 4000 students to win the top national prize.” said Prof. Munene.
On his part, Head of Professional certifications Samuel Kinuthia, who is in charge of the programme and the 2018 Best Huawei ICT Academy Lecturer, was pleased with the interest from students and believes they will excel in the competition.
The Top 3 students in each track will represent the country in the regional final that will be held in South Africa.