Huawei Completes the Regional Phase of its ICT Competition 2018-2019 in Malaysia
Photo above: YB Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia congratulates winning students
[Kuala Lumpur, April 15, 2019] The Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 has completed its regional finals held in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Six winners have qualified for the final global leg of the competition scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, China on 25 to 26 May. After a full day of intense competition, the winner announcement and award giving ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Education, YB Teo Nie Ching and Michael Yuan, CEO of Huawei Malaysia.
Speaking at the ceremony, YB Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia said “I would like to express my greatest appreciation to Huawei Malaysia for leading this initiative and hosting the regionals of the ICT competition in Malaysia, bringing the best young minds of the region together under one roof, in our country. Digital transformation is at the forefront of the region, and Malaysia is no different. It is one of the key priorities for us in realizing our goal of becoming a high-income nation and uplifting our economic prosperity.”
Introduced last year under the Huawei ICT Academy, the Huawei ICT Competition aims to address the gap between talent and requirements in the ICT industry, by working with universities in producing well-rounded and multi-skilled professionals, preparing them to join the workforce in a digitally progressing world. Themed “Connection, Glory, Future”, the competition not only recognizes and rewards achievements in technology by students but provides them valuable experience to further their career in the ICT industry.
Michael Yuan, CEO of Huawei Malaysia said, “As a leading global ICT leader, we understand the important role education can play in nation building. Rapidly economic and social changes are creating uncertainty and complexity in the societies we live in. To prepare the youth to deal with the present situation needs, they need to develop analytical and critical thinking, skills and attitude that would make them more flexible and innovative to deal with changes at national and global level. As such, ICT education and knowledge transfer is one of our most important areas of our business.”
Since the start of the competition, for the past several months, students from across the South Pacific region have been battling it out through vigorous qualifying rounds before reaching to the regional level. The competition was divided into two categories – Network and Cloud Tracks. Under the Network Track, the winning teams were Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) from Indonesia, University of Malaya (UM) from Malaysia and Telkom University (Tel U) from Indonesia and under the Cloud Track, the winning team was from Nanyang Polytechnics (NYP) from Singapore.