The university of Ibadan contingent who competed in the 2020 Huawei ICT global challenge has emerged as the global champions of the competition.
The Country Manager, Talent Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kenneth Igwe, during a courtesy call on the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Adebola Babatunde Ekanola, in his office said, the students who represented UI in the global challenged displayed an acute passion and zeal for information and communication technology for sustainable development.
“The three champions from the University of Ibadan: Toheeb Adeniyi Badiru, Bolaji Olaide Abideen and Sulaiman Damilare Olubiyi, all of the Department of Electrical Electronics, Faculty of Technology, who are currently participating in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, displayed outstanding digital skills and values impacted in UI’s students. Hence, our request for internship, graduate training and coaching section,” Igwe said.
As a further honour to the champions, the company, Huawei Technologies has promised to set up a digital academy in the foremost higher institution of learning.
Responding, UI acting VC, professor Ekanola thanked Huawei for organising the global challenge and indicated the readiness of the university to corroborate with the company in its efforts to bolster the institution’s teaching and learning processes through information and communication technology(ICT).
“I specially thank Huawei for partnering with the university in the past, for taking cognizance of the excellent performance of UI’s students in the 2020 Huawei competition and for being anxious to have an enduring relationship with UI.
“Huawei’s desire to coach UI’s students and host an academy in the university is due to the impression created by the performance of UI’s students in the last competition.
“This success and other feats are achieved due to the system of our merit-driven policy of admitting students and dedicated staff, has been an added advantage,” the acting VC said.
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