Kenyans have emerged the best in a global technology showcase where their innovation and network skills topped the field of over 120,000 competitors from 74 countries.
Kenya’s Network Team comprising of Franklin Mutisya from Machakos University, Riwell Kibira from The Cooperative University, Denis Fundi from Laikipia University and Humphrey Mwambaji from Machakos University took home the first prize in the Networking category.
Kenya’s Innovation Team of Phillip Oyier, Anne Kariithi, Rodney Osodo, and Patrick Kisio from Jomo Kenyatta of Agriculture and Technology came tops in the Innovation category.
Huawei Kenya CEO Will Meng said in a statement that the rapid evolution of technology globally requires that national education institutions expose their students to the developments so that their learning is in tandem with the pace of industry.
“This year’s being the 7th Huawei Global ICT Competition attracted an impressive cohort of 150,000 students from over 2,000 universities and colleges across 85 countries and regions, signalling the growing interest especially from Kenyans and across the African region,” said Will.
He noted that tech industry initiatives such as Huawei’s ICT Academy provide learners with a platform to compete healthily and exchange ideas, thus enhancing the ICT knowledge and practical skills as well as increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies.