Sometime in 2019, (Sunday 26 May 2019) the Huawei ICT Skills Competition Global Final was officially closed at an impressive ceremony in the new Huawei Research & Development Complex.
It was another memorable day for ABU Zaria as Team A that represented Africa in the Network Services Track took the third (3rd) position.
Sequel to this event, A Huawei ICT Competition 2018-19 National Awards Ceremony, was organized in Nigeria where Ahmadu Bello University, its students and instructors were honored by Huawei Nigeria, the Director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency – NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami who was a special guest at the event, invited the team for another award ceremony, on behalf of the federal government, by NITDA.
The event was preceded by the formal signing of an MoU between Huawei and NITDA on the Huawei ICT Academy program.
The event took place at NITDA’s Boardroom and had in attendance, the NITDA Director General and his management team including Dr. Abdullahi Gambo, Prof. Suleiman Mohammed, Dr. Agu Collins Agu, Mr. Chris Okeke, Barr. Kassim Sodangi, Dr Vincent Olatunji, Haj. Hadiza Umar and Uwa Suleiman, Managing Director, Huawei EBG, Mr. Tank Li and his team.
Others includes Prof. Bala Abdullahi, Vice Chancellor, FUT Minna, Vice President (Academic Affairs), AUN Yola, Prof. Muhammadou Kah, Vice Chancellor, ABU Zaria (represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. S. Z. Abubakar, Director, ICICT, ABU Zaria, Prof. M. B. Mu’azu and Head, NIS/ICICT, Engr. B. H. Sani.
The NITDA DG congratulated the students, on behalf of the federal government, for doing the nation proud. He advised the students to continue “learning” and to seek for proper guidance and mentoring.
He congratulated the University for the support and training provided for the students to achieve such a feat despite the several challenges facing the University system.
He also thanked Huawei for keying into one of the cardinal goals of the federal government’s Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP), which is capacity building emboldened by 21st century skills acquisition.
The Vice Chancellor, in response, thanked the DG, NITDA and his team for the recognition being given to the students and solicited for the cooperation of NITDA as ABU prepares to migrate to a PG University and embrace more distance learning, seeing that these are highly ICT dependent.
The students were rewarded with gift sets comprising of a Tablet, Wi-Fi dongle and letter of commendation.
ABU STAFF ALSO HONOURED BY NITDA
The University, Director, ICT and Lead Instructor were also given letters of commendation.