Zetech shines in global Huawei ICT Competition
A heated ICT battle that brought thousands of students together in China came to a conclusion this May after a culmination of regional contests to produce the best students to compete in an intense final hosted by tech firm Huawei Technologies.
This year, Zetech University participated in the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Final, themed “Connection, Glory, Future”, bringing home awards of excellence for exemplary performance as a Huawei ICT Academy and as contestant in the international competition.
Led by the Zetech’s Head of Professional Certification Samuel Kinuthia, a team of University students representing the Country took part in the contest having focused on the networking part of the competition after being pitted against campus students from all over the world.
In the contest, the Malaysia Team and Algeria Team won First Prize of the Practice Competition of the Network Track while the Peru Team and Guilin University of Electronic Technology Team won First Prize of the Practice Competition of the Cloud Track.
During a special award ceremony to celebrate their performance, University Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene congratulated the team for doing an incredible job in the acclaimed competition and bringing home several awards.
He further lauded Kinuthia for leveraging on the University’s rewarding partnership with Huawei launched in 2018 to earn the opportunity to be recognised as the top lecturer in Kenya and an excellent trainer in the globe.
“Congratulations for the excellent performance. As a University, we are proud of this achievement and appreciate you for raising the Kenyan flag high in the global fete.” Prof. Munene said, adding, “I now challenge students to use skills and exposure gained in this to develop solutions and innovations for the Country and the world.”
He further lauded the inter-varsity collaboration that brought Zetech, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), University of Nairobi and Meru University together to effectively represent Kenya in the ICT competition.
On his part, Kinuthia thanked the team for the continued support noting that the exposure gained through the Huawei ICT Academy has been instrumental in exposing students to the needs of the market while giving them an edge in the market. Appreciating the team that accompanied him to China, Kinuthia said, “I am grateful to the two gentlemen and lady for the teamwork and the diligence displayed throughout the contest to ensure the Country was well represented.”
The team presented their awards to the Vice Chancellor, DVC- Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs Dr. Alice Njuguna, Executive Director Corporate Affairs Moses Maina and Corporate Training Manager Samuel Mbugua.
Early this year, Zetech IT student Kennedy Muthaura took part in the Southern Africa regional competition in South Africa after beating 4000 students in Kenya to become the bet student in the country. Muthaura, who is proud to be part of one of the Best IT universities in the country, has enjoyed extensive work experience at Huawei and earned the latest technology devices as a result of his accomplishment.