Some 24 lecturers from the African Institute of Information (IAI), and the Higher Institute of Training in the Fields of Telecommunications, Innovation Technology, Trade and Management (IFTC-SUP) are being trained on the basic guidelines of the Huawei ICT Academy Certifications.
The training opened on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the IAI campus in Yaoundé – Cameroon.
It was in the presence of the resident representative of the IAI – Cameroon, Armand Claude Abanda, and the Director of Huawei Public Relations for CEMAC zone, Mrs. Edmonde Djiokeng Teboh.
The lecturers have been selected as focal points, and would be trained with ICT Academy skills in order to equipe them with the neccesary know-how to be able to deliver Certification Courses to students on their respective campuses.
Speaking during the launch of the training, the Director of Huawei’s Public Relations for CEMAC, Mrs. Edmonde Djiokeng Teboh, appreciated the fruitful collaboration between her company and the Republic of Cameroon.
“Thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Higher Education, MINESUP, the Chinese Telecom Giant, Huawei, and these partner schools, 83 exceptional ICT students from the ten regions of Cameroon have successfully obtained the certification of Huawei ICT Academy, nearly 1.000 students and teachers have participated in this training. During last year’s Huawei ICT Competition, three students from Huawei ICT Academy of the University of Douala won the third place in the global grand final, which reflects the success of Huawei ICT Academy in Cameroon.” She said.
Huawei ICT Academy it should be noted is a strategic plan to develop local ICT talents, this in response to the digital economy plan from president Paul Biya by 2035 and in accordance with the long term development strategy of the company.
Huawei Cameroon officially partnered with the Ministry of Higher Education, MINESUP, since 2018 to open five Huawei ICT Academy centres in Cameroon, particularly in the National School of Post and Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies, SUP’PTIC; the National Advance School of Engineering ENSP – Yaoundé; the University Institute – IUC of the University of Douala; and the African Institute of Information, IAI.