The emergence of the second industrial revolution, coupled with the challenges of providing global solutions to societal problems has attracted attention from information and communication technology (ICT) companies keen to make a strong impact of their work through students’ innovations.
To foster this, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has become the latest beneficiary from Huawei, who have introduced a short training course in Data Communications targeting second year students on internal attachment in the University. Fifty students will pilot the programme.
According to the Regional Director of Huawei ICT Academy, Mr. Vincent Liu, who visited JKUAT to launch the programme on Monday, March 15, 2021, the course is expected to increase global knowledge in data communications and provide students with skills that will play a vital role in triggering their innovation mind sets.
Mr. Liu urged students to take the programme seriously, stating, it would enable them become certified professionals who can easily access jobs and internship opportunities at HUAWEI, and in other global companies providing ICT solutions.
The course, he further noted, features the current trends in the industry and that emerging trends in the market such as 5G network will be introduced in due time.
“5G network is currently in the more advanced countries and we will introduce the technology when it is available in due course,” said Mr. Liu.
Director, School of Computing and Information Technology, Dr. Michael Kimwele, urged the students to take full advantage of the free programme so as to become certified professionals in their field.
Dr. Kimwele expressed his gratitude to Huawei for complementing JKUAT’s effort to become global leaders in ICT. He further thanked them for providing the infrastructure to facilitate the programme and growth of the University.
The director pledged his full support to the programme saying, the success of the partnership can only be realized through collective effort.