A team of three students from the University of Bahrain, Bahrain Polytechnic and AMA International University win the second prize at Huawei’s International ICT Skill Competition finals in Shenzhen, China.
A total of 14,748 students from 10 Middle Eastern countries have applied for this competition, whereby 4,915 were selected to take part in the preliminary rounds. After that, 214 students passed on to the final round, in which 39 students from 13 teams traveled to China for the competition.
Not only did the Bahraini team win second prize, but they also won the Excellent Academy Award for Universty of Bahrain along with the Excellent Tutor Award for Alauddin AlOmary from the University of Bahrain.
The participants taking part went through selective examinations at the national level, and they got the chance to work in real laboratories where they tackled some of the industry’s most complex challenges related to cloud computing, switching, routing, and other key ICT technologies. The finalists then competed in day-long finals, participated in a technology workshop by global ICT experts, and witnessed a high-level panel discussion by senior delegates from Middle East Countries to China.
Charles Yang, president, Huawei Middle East, commented on the competition saying: “Building a pool of high-quality ICT talent is a critical success factor for governments aiming to transition to knowledge-based economies. As one of the world’s leading innovators, knowledge-transfer has always a core pillar of the Huawei ethos. Combining this with our commitment to support governments in the region as they work towards achieving their national vision goals, we are proud of the ICT Skill Competition and all that it has achieved over the past six months. The platform has demonstrated beyond a doubt that the young talent in the region has the potential to mature into world-class experts. Today, we re-dedicate ourselves to working even more closely with students across the region to better equip the next generation of technology leaders.”
The first prize went to Iraq, while the second went to Bahrain and Lebanon, and third went to three teams from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Pakistan.