Talking on the one-day campus discuss and job fair, held on the Afe Babalola Auditorium of the establishment, Kenneth Igwe, Huawei Channel Coaching Supervisor (ICT Expertise Ecosystem Growth) in Nigeria, mentioned the occasion was organized to meet with college students from the Huawei Approved Data and Community Academy universities and associated faculties (Huawei ICT Academy), work together with them, then choose wonderful college students via two analysis course of take a look at and interview for employment in Huawei and Huawei companions.
The programme completes the circle of the Huawei ICT expertise ecosystem improvement, the place Huawei trains and certify college students, after which present them with work and expertise alternatives, he added.
The Huawei job fair and campus discuss staff that visited College of Lagos was made up of eight members led by the Deputy Human Assets Director, Huawei Applied sciences Firm Nigeria Restricted, Dorothy Johnson.
Additionally talking on the occasion, Professor Ben E.A. Oghojafor, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UNILAG lauded Huawei, saying the programme is extremely helpful to the scholars.
He mentioned: we’re certainly very proud that Huawei has taken this step in the appropriate route by partnering with all different stakeholders for this occasion. The scholars are assembled and enthusiastic as they appear ahead to a greater future. Mushy expertise are usually not taught within the classroom or at house. This platform provides college students the chance they want to sharpen their tender expertise. He additionally inspired more of those actions by the worldwide tech firm.
Equally, Dr. Sennaike Oladipupo, a lecturer on the Division of Laptop Science, UNILAG, mentioned the trouble by Huawei could be very commendable and we hope to have it periodically. Now, our college students could have the chance to get employed via the programme. This occasion additionally permits the scholars put together for the labour market.
A UNILAG pupil from the Laptop Science Dept, Afam-Akpor Daniel Onyekachukwu, who can be a participant, famous that that is extremely partaking and motivating. It taught me rather a lot personally on condition that that is the primary time I’m attending an interview. I hope Huawei will proceed this subsequent yr.
Speaking about how this impacts his future profession ambition, Onyekachukwu mentioned prefer it was mentioned on the occasion, a time is coming when BSc will not be ample. This job fair and campus discuss elevated my starvation for more certifications and more programmes like this that may assist me focus not solely my teachers however creating myself in different skilled expertise.
The occasion was fascinating, fascinating difficult and enlightening. It’s an incredible and priceless alternative. Really feel fortunate to be right here. This has a huge effect on me. I’m more motivated to discover more and make investments more in myself. I learnt that every little thing I intention at is accessible, Adegoke Ahmad Kehinde, a pupil of Digital Electrical Engineering at UNILAG additionally mentioned.
Will probably be recalled that Huawei Applied sciences has repeatedly positioned itself on the forefront of driving ICT expertise improvement in Nigeria via data switch schemes and partnerships with universities and tutorial establishments.
The group not too long ago celebrated the achievement of some Nigerian college students for his or her exceptional efficiency (rising among the many high three winners competing with 49 different groups and a complete of 147 college students representing 30 international locations) on the Huawei World ICT Competitors held in China.
The main world tech agency has additionally launched and signed the MoU with the Nationwide Data Know-how Growth Company for the participation of Nigeria within the 2019/2020 nationwide ICT competitors version.
The Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, M.F. Istifanus, represented by the Director of ICT within the ministry, Dr. Moni Udoh, through the Huawei ICT Award Ceremony held not too long ago had applauded Huawei Applied sciences for its elevated partnership with Nigerian universities and faculties.
The corporate acknowledged that, within the final one yr, this has resulted to more than 55 MoUs signed with companions to be Huawei ICT Academies and giving more than 13,000 college students alternatives to take part within the not too long ago concluded Huawei 2018 2019 ICT Competitors.
We recognize the eye Huawei has paid to this programme, by focusing not solely on the scholars but additionally, constructing the abilities and capacities of our Universities and lecturers.
We strongly consider that the abilities transferred via this programme will improve the standard of our instructional system and supply financial alternatives to people in addition to the broader financial improvement of not solely Nigeria however the entire of Africa, Istifanus mentioned.
Additionally commenting on the occasion, the Media and Communications Supervisor, Huawei Applied sciences Nigeria Restricted, Emmanuel O. Adereti, mentioned: this yr marks the 20th 12 months of Huawei working in Nigeria. Huawei via our many CSR programmes goals to attain many lives in Nigeria, particularly via the training sector.
He added: For instance, we even have the Seeds for the Future Programme, the place we ship 10 college students from Nigeria to China for two weeks on core ICT expertise coaching and to combine with different worldwide college students, all bills coated by Huawei. We’ve got finished this for the previous four years now.
Huawei will proceed to put money into collaboration with universities and repeatedly provide wonderful candidates to Huawei’s ICT expertise eco-system.
Huaweis imaginative and prescient in Nigeria is to create an ICT expertise Ecosystem that may kind the muse within the digitalization plan for the closest future.
Dorothy Johnson, nevertheless, famous that that is the second campus discuss and job fair we’re holding this yr. Within the coming yr, we plan to go to more universities throughout the nation that are a part of the Huawei ICT Academy.
She added: Huawei locations an awesome emphasis on choosing the right Nigerian college students with Huawei Certificates via the job fair programme.
To this point, after 2 rounds of interviews, there are over 20 candidates who’ve handed the primary screening, amongst whom 10 are anticipated to get a suggestion for industrial coaching, NYSC placement, amongst different alternatives.
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