Three Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have emerged winners in the recently concluded Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition, beating over 6300 competitors drawn from 40 local Universities.
The award ceremony held in Nairobi, Monday, December 16, 2019, saw the top 20 competitors declared winners in one of the two categories (Network Track or Cloud Track) based on their career interests.
Allan Mwirigi, Davies Sang and Stacy Ojwang all fourth year students at JKUAT pursuing Bachelor Degrees of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Business Information Technology respectively, are set represent Kenya in the regional competition to be held in South Africa in March 2020.
Davies Sang expressed his gratitude to the University for the support and guidance during the build up to the competition adding they are looking forward to flying the University flag in the regional competitions.
He said the regional competitions will provide an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies while also forging international networks for both personal and professional development.
The annual Huawei ICT competition that is conducted at the national, regional and global stages, is aimed at driving the development of high-quality ICT talent while promoting efficient mapping of talent supply and demand, thus contributing to a sustainable talent ecosystem.
Apart from JKUAT, the other winners were drawn from, Laikipia, Nairobi, Kabarak, Strathmore and Multimedia Universities.