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Tanzania Students to Represent Africa at the Huawei ICT World Competition

Tanzania Students to Represent Africa at the Huawei ICT World Competition

Students from the University of Dodoma and the University of Dar es Salaam are among the participants in the finals of the International ICT Competition for Sub-Saharan Africa organized by Huawei under the slogan "Connectivity, Glory, Future".

In the preliminary stage (southern region) of the competition students from Tanzania emerged winners by taking first, second and third place and thus authorised to represent sub-Saharan Africa at the World Championships.

The world finals of the competition are expected to take place online on Saturday 18 June 2022. At the stage 102 teams from More than 40 nations will compete in the most advanced technologies. Where the Sub sahara region will be represented by teams from Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Tanzania is participating in the finals at the world level for the second time, with a good record of previous finals by emerging the second winner in the previous finals.

Speaking on behalf of the teams that will represent Tanzania Zuwena Salum from the University of Dar es Salaam said they have made adequate preparations and believe that they will do well in the finals.

"We have had a great time learning and experimenting regularly, we have the faith and we have only one big responsibility that is to prove to the world that Tanzania has unique talent in technology."

The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. James Mdoe, in addition to congratulating them, expressed his hope for the Tanzanian representatives in the major competition and wished them well in the finals.

 "It is very encouraging to see our local university students actively participate in international ICT competitions, with other teams from around the world. I am proud of our students, I believe in their potential and I am ready to hear the good news this Saturday. I wish you all the best, Kazi Iendelee!,’’ he stressed

For his part Mr. Tom Tao, Assistant CEO of Huawei Tanzania, said he believes Tanzania has the best youngsters with the highest level of talent, so he hopes that a team from Tanzania will emerge victorious in the finals.

Huawei's ICT competition, this year, has involved more than 85 countries around the world, competing with 150,000 students from more than 2000 colleges.

Since its launch six years ago, the Huawei ICT Competition has continued to grow and become the largest ICT Competition in Africa

 

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