CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Tanzania: Huawei Partners With Tanzania Government to Promote ICT in Education

Huawei Technologies Tanzania is launching an ICT education program that will foster ICT development and ICT talent training in Tanzania. This program will be in partnership with the government of Tanzania, and it will work with students starting from primary to university level.

Speaking, The Huawei Tanzania Managing Director, Bruce Zhang said 'The program will be known as "Huawei ICT Star program for Tanzania education". It will support primary & secondary schools as well as universities, to develop ICT interests, which will contribute to the development of ICT industry in Tanzania .For primary and secondary schools, the program will contribute in improving the learning infrastructures that gives a better learning environment for the students in their earlier stage. And it will raise ICT awareness among students as well.'

'For universities, we are going to set up "Huawei ICT Star" scholarship. After that, we will provide specific free packages of ICT training to excellent students in Huawei Africa Training centers. This program will provide ICT knowledge transfer and ICT talent trainings; make ICT students practice the latest ICT technologies. By doing this, we expect to enriching the backbone of ICT talent in Tanzania ICT industry in long term basis,' said Zhang

Speaking, Tanzania's minister of Communication, Science and Technology- Prof. Makame Mbarawa said ,'The Tanzania Development Vision of 2025 envisages a nation filled with well educated and learning society as well as a strong and competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits. The "Huawei ICT Star" program for Tanzania education expect to bring innovative technologies and approaches that will trigger ICT development in Tanzania.

Huawei is a world leading ICT solution Provider. Since its inception in Tanzania in 2001, Huawei have been engaging in several CSR activities in education field. And today, the "Huawei ICT Star program for Tanzania education" is expected to create a link between ICT industry and ICT talent development with the aim of enhancing economic growth in Tanzania.'

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