Pakistani students outshine in the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Finals
26th May 2019, the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Finals, hosted by Huawei and featuring the theme of “Connecting Glory Future”, was successfully concluded at the Huawei Songshan Lake Base in Dongguan. After fierce competition, the Pakistan team comprising of three students won the second prize while Malaysian and Algerian team shared the first prize of the practice competition in network track. Winning students Zohaib Anwar of Virtual University Lahore, Shamim Iqbal of Virtual University Lahore and Jawaria Abbas of Lahore Leads University mentored by Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Malik, Corvit Networks Lahore attended the event.
Since its launch in June 2018, the contest has attracted 61 countries from all over the world, 1600+ colleges and universities, and more than 100,000 college students participated in the competition. After the national and regional competitions, 49 teams from 30 countries were selected. 147 students entered the global finals.
Huawei ICT Competition Pakistan 2018-2019 was launched on September 6, 2018. Roadshow and workshops were held at 53 universities and academic institutions across Pakistan, making it one of the largest scale event in Higher Education in Pakistan and also largest in the overseas area of Huawei ICT Competition globally.
The number of participants at roadshows were 15,000+ while the successful online applicants in Pakistan have reached 10,672. More than 30+ locations and 5000+ students attended the exam conducted on Huawei‘s e-learning platform.Top 300 students are invited to attend the Round 2 from which 171 students passed HCNA Certification out of 270 certification exam attendees. The Top 100 students took part in the National Final and the most competitive Top 6 students were selected for the Middle East regional Final. 3 out of the top 6 students qualified for the International Final after the Middle East regional Final.
Huawei has been successful in establishing 15 Huawei ICT Academies all across Pakistan. This program provides opportunities to promote studies of advanced technologies through R&D and adopt Huawei’s globally renowned university-enterprise cooperation model. Also part of the celebration were the selected excellent academies and instructors from representative offices globally. Out of 50 countries and 600 Huawei ICT academies globally, Pakistan’s 3 academies and 2 instructors qualified in the top 10.