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Uganda shines at Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition

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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Hon. Vicent Bagirre Waiswa with the winners Doreen Nalwoga, Shaffick Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Hon. Vicent Bagirre Waiswa with the winners Doreen Nalwoga, Shaffick Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli

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Huawei Uganda has awarded the students who represented Uganda at the Huawei ICT global competition Africa stage and emerged winners.

The winning team comprised of three members; Shaffick Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli, both from Muni University, and Doreen Nalwoga, a student at Lira University. These shall now proceed to the global finals in China to compete at global level in November.

Under the theme of “Connection, Glory, Future”, the four day competitions that kicked off on 10th September 2020 covered over 14 countries in the African region and attracted over 50,000 students.

Globally the Huawei ICT Competition 2019-2020 has covered over 70 countries worldwide, with 150 000 contestants from more than 2,000 universities and colleges. Launched in the African region just five years ago, the Huawei ICT Competition has developed into the largest ICT skills competition in Africa.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and Chief guest Hon. Bagiire Vicent Waiswa commended Huawei for the ICT Competition initiative that mobilizes young Ugandans to build their capacity and skills with a view of making them market ready.

“I thank Huawei for this initiative that mobilizes Ugandans to build their capacity and skills with a view of making them market ready. By market ready I mean you take these Ugandans and give them the necessary exposure through competition for them to be able to come back home and utilized the skills they have learned,” he said.

“As far as the ministry is concerned, developing human capital is extremely important and we look at initiatives such as these (Huawei ICT Competition) as an avenue that we can utilize to build the capacity of our ICT professionals and therefore build substantial ICT eco system,” he added.

In Uganda, the first edition of the Huawei ICT competition started in 2018 with 1300 students from the various public universities. In 2019, over 2500 students from Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Nkozi, Mbarara, Kabale, Lira, Gulu, Muni, UCU and MUBS accessed learning material free of charge on the Huawei online learning platform in the various courses such as Network and Cloud track.

The network track consists of Router & Switch, Security and Wireless Lan while Cloud track consists of Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Storage. These studied and were subjected to preliminary exams, national exams and Regional exams.

Doreen Nalwoga, a computer science student at Lira University and one of the winners expressed her gratitude to the exposure Huawei had accorded to them.

“Firstly I would like to thank Huawei Uganda for having given us an opportunity to increase our exposure, knowledge, skills and experience. We have attained professional certification at no cost, facilitation and awards. I am personally certified with HCIA Security, HCIA Router and Switch, HCIA WLAN. Am currently finalizing an additional course to be a Huawei Certified Internetwork Professional (HCIP R&S). This means I am capable of designing, implementing and maintaining enterprise networks already,” said Doreen.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, the Managing Director of Huawei Uganda, Mr. Gao Fei, said that the competition is very relevant to every ICT student and professional because it’s a comprehensive approach of skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth.

“We congratulate team Uganda for the tremendous success thus far. The Huawei ICT Competition and Academy is a comprehensive approach of skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth. Training contents in this program has been aligned with skills requirements in the job market. That is why we re-dedicate ourselves to working even more closely with universities across the country to better equip students with the next generation of technologies and create the platform for the Ugandan students to demonstrate they are capable of maturing into world-class experts,” said Mr. Gao Fei.

With a series of talent ecosystem campaigns in Sub Saharan Africa, including the ICT competition, Huawei hopes to skill up more than 700,000 ICT professionals by 2023.





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Zari reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age

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Zari finally reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age…

Classy socialite, Zari Hassan has come out to defend herself after facing heavy criticism, banter and trolls for making out with ‘younger boys’.

About a month ago, Zari left Netizens in wonderland after she was smoked out in a nightclub, grinding a young guy. It later came to light that she and Chap are not just friends but partners in passion.

She took to her Instagram page and confirmed their entanglement and told critics off!

“…I am free to do whatever I feel like. Life is too short. I gotta enjoy it as I’m supposed to,” the self-styled Boss Lady barks. Prior to this, she had just had a fling, GK Choppa, which ended as soon as the holy month Ramathan started.

READ MORE: Zari speaks out after video her grinding toy boy in night club surfaces

Our investigative Bazzinyi laid a strategy, specifically to uncover the identity of this lucky dude, drilling the tried and tested Zari’s honeypot.

Trust the dedicated Bazzinyi team! Within a short period of time, they had already gathered enough info about the chap.

Shakib Cham is the name of the guy, a Ugandan by Nationality, who was raised in the Kawempe slums. Apparently, Shakib’s work is to look good, smell nice, kwetega and smash loaded mamas. Numerous sources tip us that he is in his mid-20s.

However, Zari claims that Shakib is actually older than what is peddled on the social media streets. In a latest interview with a local media house, the mother-of-five trashed all the allegations that she’s molesting Shakib. She says he is a grown able-bodied chap, who is equipped with all the Zzina skills.

“Why are people mad tho? Shakib is 30. He just looks good…lol. I hear 18 year, 20 year old…molesting. Do they even know the meaning of molestation? Smh,” Zari blasted and vowed to continue making merry with her man.

Watch the two lovebirds making merry below:

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He is an old man that looks good

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Zari Hassan has revealed her new lover, Shakib Cham’s age following online slurs from critics claiming that she is molesting a teenager.

For about a month now, Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan has been back in the headlines following footage that went viral of her making out with a one Shakib Cham.

Shakib, a Ugandan city boy, is not the most popular and in efforts to know more about him, a few critics have revealed that he is a young boy raised in the Kawempe slums.



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Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

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Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

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Swangz Avenue, an audio-visual production company has launched a creative academy.

The Academy will offer courses in audio production, cinematography, digital video editing, live broadcast, script writing, and film production, among others.

With over 14 years of experience in producing audio and visual content, Swangz Avenue will skill young creative minds with an intent to build a bridge between basic school education and the creative industry professional world through a curriculum, which is both innovative and modular, under the tutelage of industry professionals to join the immense opportunities the creative industry has to offer.

Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

“The sector is heavily unskilled yet the demand for quality audio and visual production is at an all-time high. We believe this skilling initiative will make a significant leap at improving the quality of productions but most importantly create jobs,” says Julius Kyazze, the Head of Business at Swangz Avenue.

All courses will employ an 80% hands-on teaching technique with the rest being theoretical assessments.

The Swangz Creative Academy has started registration for the June entry with focus on the first two courses; Audio Production & Broadcast Production.

The Academy is certified by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) under the Ministry of Education and Sports.

You can register here.





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