Huawei introduces free Home Study Programme to Equip Ghanaian Students

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Huawei Technologies (Ghana) S.A. Limited has advanced its Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Academy by introducing a new initiative dubbed: ‘Huawei Study at Home Programme’. The initiative focused on equipping students with the needed technology and educational materials to enable them to take the Huawei ICT Certifications Programme online, while at home during the pandemic period.

Mr. Geoffrey Li, the Enterprise Director at Huawei Ghana in a statement said the initiative which focuses on allowing students interested in ICT to expand their scope, would also offer a seamless training and learning experience.

He said it would also certify excellent students to make them industry-ready even when universities and schools are closed.

“As a way to further motivate the students not to be ideal but gain some certification during this period, we are offering students, who enroll on the courses free data with the top five excelling students set to be rewarded after the completion of the courses,” he added.

He said students would be trained on how to operate and use Huawei equipment through HCIA to develop talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and communities.

He said all classes are held remotely online and courses are instructed by trained Ghana lecturers and some courses that will be covered during the training period include, Routing and Switching (HCIA-R&S), Cloud Computing, and AI (HCIA-Cloud & AI), Security and WLAN.

The Enterprise Director said all these courses were professional certification courses with passing student set to be certified.

“Last month, Huawei trained over thirty lecturers and IT professionals from 10 Universities in Ghana, in routing and switching increasing its instructor base to adequately train students interested in taking the course,” he said.

He said so far, over 300 students have enrolled and taking part in the Huawei ICT Academy ‘Study At Home’ programme.

He expressed Huawei’s continuous commitment to undertake several innovative technology initiatives to combat COVID-19 while ensuring a fully connected intelligent world for everyone.

Professor Abeiku Blankson, the Vice President of Ghana Technology University College, speaking on the relevance of the programme to students said, while academia focuses mostly on theory, the Huawei ICT Academy offers professional certification and it’s structured to give students a feel of what happens on the field.

“Our partnership with Huawei on this is mostly driven by our desire to allow our students to gain some necessary skills while getting them to be market-ready and the innovative ‘Huawei Study At Home’ programme will allow them to do that from the comfort of their homes during this period where schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” he added.

source : GNA

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