Huawei Conducted Final of Middle East Region ICT Skill Competition in its Headquarter Shenzhen, China.13 groups consisting of 39 students from 10 different Middle Eastern Countries participated. Pakistan was represented by 2 groups of 6 students. These 6 students were selected among 7000 students from more than 22 Higher Educational Institutes all over Pakistan. It’s a great honor for UET Lahore that among top six students who had made this victory three are from UET Lahore. Ayyaz Ahmed, Fatima Rashid Butt from Computer Science & Engineering and Muhammad Zubair from Telecommunication department. Other three students are Malik Noor Muhammad from NUST, Shariq Malik from LGU & Shamim Iqbal from VU.
Pakistan Teams performed very well in the final round and both teams got the 2 nd prize among 13 teams. The First Prize went to a team from Lebanon, while the Third Prize went to three teams Bahrain, Jordan and Oman respectively. Six tutors and five academic institutions from Middle East region received the Excellent Tutor and Excellent Academy Awards. It is again another honor for UET that HAINA Academy of UET Lahore secured first Position in the ranking & Mr. Fahmeed Akram from HUTIC-KICS got excellent tutor award.
All participants underwent highly selective examinations at the national level. Participants worked in laboratories and tackled some of the industry’s most complex challenges related to cloud computing, switching, routing, WLAN, Security and other key ICT solutions and technologies. The finalists competed in day-long finals, participated in a technology workshop by global ICT experts, and witnessed a high-level panel discussion by senior delegates from eight Middle East countries to China.
Senior representatives from participating countries’ embassies and consulates attended the award ceremony, in addition to other high-ranking government officials which included Mr. Ding Lianpu, Director of the Center for China-Foreign People-to-People Exchanges in China’s Ministry of Education, Professor Zhao Jianhua, Deputy Director for the International Center for Higher Education Innovation at UNESCO, Ms. Chen Lifang, Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies, and Mr. Simon Lacey, Vice President of Huawei Global Government Affairs Department, and Mr. Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East.
“The platform has demonstrated beyond a doubt that the young talent in the region has the potential to mature into world-class experts. Today, we re-dedicate ourselves to working even more closely with students across the region to better equip the next generation of technology leaders” said Charles Yang, President Huawei Middle East.
On this vibrant occasion, the Worthy Vice Chancellor University of Engineering & Technology Lahore said, “University has always been very supportive towards professional development of its students. Taking lead in ICT skill competition is clear evidence of this approach. The skill and passion of the students was a clear indication of Pakistan’s bright future”.