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10 Ugandan ICT trainees off to China for more skills

Ten Ugandans will benefit from a Huawei Technologies programme that will boost the country’s telecom strategy and capacity to monitor ICT industry trends, newest technology and equipment.

The Huawei Seeds for the Future training program will run from April 16th to 30th at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen China.

The program was first announced by Huawei during President Museveni’s state visit to China in 2015 and it is expected to see 10 young people from Uganda acquire knowledge in the latest technology in Huawei training centers around the world every year.

“It is my pleasure to flag off these people to go and study computer science in China” President Yoweri Museveni said as he flagged off the ICT professionals in a ceremony held at Statehouse Entebbe. The team leaves this weekend. The President later signed an autograph on one of the Huawei T-Shirts.

The trainees are Henry Geoffrey Ludigo, Sunday Oketayot, Titus Kasobya, Slyvia Nakanyagi, Edward Kakuru, Ronald Luyinda, Peter Isingoma, Charles Baliku, Hassan Luyima and Iga Bashir.

“Your Excellency, we intend to take 10 trainees every year to our training centers in China and we know they shall benefit from this program in terms of ICT knowledge transfer”,Huawei Managing Director Mr. Stanley Chyn said at the flag off ceremony .

The program that started globally in 2008 was launched to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where Huawei operates.

The program is sponsored by Huawei Technologies limited company in agreement with the Ugandan government.

The Ambassador of China to Uganda, H.E. Zhao Yali, attended the ceremony.

 

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