Leading ICT infrastructure service provider Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has signed an MoU with the Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST) to establish an ICT academy. The aim of this ICT Academy is to develop information and communication technology (ICT) knowledge and skills among students and to create an ICT ecosystem in the country.
The MoU was signed today (October 12) at a ceremony hosted on the campus of the Jessore University of Science and Technology. Deans of various faculties of Jessore Science and Technology University, department presidents of various departments, heads of various offices of the university and senior officials of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited attended this event.
This ICT Academy aims to equip students with IT knowledge and skills needed for the future. In April of this year, Huawei launched the ICT Academy in Buet. In August and September of this year, Huawei signed MoUs with KUET and RUET respectively to set up ICT academies.
Huawei will provide online training materials and various courses to university students through its own learning platform. In addition, the academy will train teachers from Jessore University of Science and Technology to become certified trainers by Huawei. After completing the training, these university-trained teachers train the students in the ICT Academy.
Jessore Science and Technology University (Yabiprabi) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain said: “ICT sector is leading our country towards development. The young generation will play an important role in perpetuating this growth. I hope that with this ICT Academy, which is being built in collaboration with Huawei, we can make our students future-proof by teaching them the necessary ICT skills. I thank Huawei for launching such a program to educate our country’s youth and contribute to the development of the country’s IT sector.”
In this context, Carl Ewing, Country Director for Public Affairs and Communications of Huawei Bangladesh, said: “Huawei ICT Academy works with the aim of empowering today’s youth in the ICT sector. Through this ICT Academy, young students get the opportunity to learning from renowned academics and experts in the ICT sector.BUET,QUEET and RUET ICT Academy has received a huge response.I hope we get a similar response from the students of this university.We are very happy to co-operate with this new academy launch other partners.”
Yabiprabi’s ICT cell director engineer Dr. Imran Khan said, Huawei’s initiative to create an ICT academy in Yabi Prabi is highly commendable. I am hopeful that the ICT Academy will play an important role in producing skilled graduates in the information technology sector, which I believe will play a positive role in achieving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) and Vision 2041.
Note that since 2013, Huawei has launched the ICT Academy as a global collaborative project between industry and academia. Currently, 1500 ICT academies led by Huawei operate in more than 90 countries around the world, including the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. A total of 927 college and university students are involved in this initiative. Thousands of students around the world also benefit from this initiative.