First Lady Salutes Huawei For Investments ICT In Uganda’s Education Institutions 

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni has commended Huawei Technologies Uganda for its increased investments in advancing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Uganda’s institutions of learning. 

Mrs. Museveni noted China’s leading ICT company Huawei ‘s investments in the digitalization of the education system in Uganda . She said thus ,“I must thank you yet again for what you have done so far and for really trying to work out a way that we can collaborate in the digitalization of our education system. This is good; it shows that everything we requested of you, you took seriously, and we can count on you to be good partners.”

The minister was meeting senior management team from Huawei Technologies Uganda at State House Nakasero.

“Our prayer is that, God willing, we can work with Huawei in 2024 and take us to a place of new beginnings. Thank you so much, and God bless you,” she added.

Huawei’s Managing Director in Uganda, Mr. Xie Qiuxiang, pledged continued cooperation with the relevant ministries including Education and Sports, Information Communication Technology and National Guidance and others and to also support the Annual National ICT Job Fair 2024. 

Qiuxiangi said that Huawei will continue to offer employment opportunities to Ugandans , including placements for 15 Ugandan interns and providing free trainings on emerging technologies in 2024.

Huawei’s Public Relations Manager, Ms. Sooma Mukyala Fouziya, said that over 6,000 students from 15 universities received training in computing, security, datacom, and artificial intelligence under the Huawei ICT Talent Development program. 

She said Ugandan teams won prizes at both regional and global levels in the Huawei ICT competition. “Maama, the Ugandan team did not stop there, it also won the second prize at the global level in China, which was a commendable achievement for the country this year,” she added.

Gerald Oola, the Network Industrial Solutions Manager, emphasized Huawei’s belief that every child can achieve anything. 

Presenting the Digital Uganda Education project as a significant step towards increasing ICT infrastructure and connectivity in education, Oola called upon officials ar the Ministry of Education to cooperate with Huawei to maximize their capacity in transforming the education sector.

“The genesis of the Digital Uganda Education project started in 2021, and through smart education demonstrations in higher institutions, we believe that, with strengthened cooperation, things will get better”, Mr. Oola said. 

Oola further stated that students in Kyambogo University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Soroti University were able to experience hybrid learning through the pilot smart education site demonstrations in these institutions. 

Mrs. Museveni handed over a gift to the delegation of Huawei Uganda for its invaluable contribution through use of ICTs in Uganda.

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