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Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei has signed an agreement with one of Uganda’s top universities, Makerere University to set up an Information Communication Technology (ICT) academy at the institution. The agreement will see Huawei assist Uganda in bridging the skill gap between universities and the corporate world by offering hands-on training to students.

This is Uganda’s first ever ICT academy and it will commence operations next month, June after the lecturers who will be teaching get certified by Huawei. Over 1000 students will receive ICT technologies training, ICT industry technology certification and develop ICT industry talents with practical skills and a strong learning ecosystem, all free of charge.

“In the Seeds for the Future program, out of the 30 students that have so far benefited since the program commenced in 2017, 21 students are employed and the nine are still studying. This shows a great achievement on our side,” Mr. Liu Jiawei, the Huawei Uganda Managing Director said.

Read more at All Africa

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