Huawei signs ICT pact with Botswana Open University

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/3/4 15:17:28

A Huawei Mate X, the first 5G foldable smartphone from Huawei, is displayed during the 17th China Digital Entertainment Expo, also known as ChinaJoy 2019, in Shanghai, on August 2, 2019. Photo: IC

Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei Technologies Botswana on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Botswana Open University (BOU) for the establishment of an information and communications technology (ICT) academy at the higher learning institution.

Through the MoU, Huawei is striving to meet its obligation to cultivate knowledge and impact communities with the necessary information that can assist or enable them to lead independent and productive lives, said Ye Huihui, Huawei Technologies Botswana Managing Director.

"This MoU means that BOU is now fully registered under the Huawei ICT Academy and has a full mandate to resource through online or directly in the field of routing and switching," said Ye during the signing ceremony in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city.

Huawei will continue to support BOU in the training of instructors to match the learning demands, updating of the course content and evaluating of the institutional performance, he said.

Huawei ICT Academy program was established in 2013 under which the telecoms giant has provided quality courses and support services to university or colleges to help them train teachers, establish and optimize ICT majors, improve the curriculum system and build standard labs.

Since 2015, Huawei has partnered with more than 600 international universities to set up ICT academies, helping the universities improve their ICT teaching abilities and trained more than 1, 500 teachers.

Through this program, Huawei aims to develop two million ICT professionals and popularize digital skills over the next five years by collaborating with universities.


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