Kampala International University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei Technologies Uganda Company Limited on the establishment of an ICT Academy a school-enterprise cooperation project that helps higher education Institutions to build talent ecosystem.
The representatives from Huawei were received by the deputy vice-chancellor, Finance and Administration Prof.Janice Busingye and Margret kareyo Dean School of Mathematics and Computing.
According to Mr. Gao Jean ,the Deputy Managing Director and Public Relations Director for Huawei Technologies Uganda company limited ,the Huawei ICT academy is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Company.
The ICT Academy covers the entire Huawei ICT talent development process from course development, trainer enablement, Lab environment setup, talent certification, competition and employment.
It is an ICT talent development program that will train the staff and students of KIU,they will be certified after training and trainers will be paid.KIU will provide the teachers to operate the classes when they are certified they can train the students said “Gao Jean”.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor thanked the Huawei Representatives on behalf of the University administrators,KIU is happy to partner with Huawei she assured them that the y have all the infrastructure in place for the ICT academy.
The Huawei Certification will test the students learning journey and is very useful in improving the development of ICT among KIU students.
Huawei ICT Academy of Uganda now comprises of 13 Universities in Uganda and has already certified hundreds of students in 2021 alone and the project continues with other Universities.