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Huawei, Kenya partners to enhance ICT development in training institutes

July 21, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

Representing a strategic partnership between the ICT industry and academia, the MOU was signed by Dr. Margaret Mwakima, Principal Secretary State Department for Vocational Technical Training and Fiona Pan Deputy CEO, Huawei. Photo credit HUAWEI

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and Kenya’s Ministry of Education have signed a partnership deal to improve the ICT infrastructure within Vocational and Technical Training institutions.

The deal was signed by Dr. Margaret Mwakima, Principal Secretary State Department for Vocational Technical Training, and Fiona Pan, Deputy CEO, Huawei.  

The new partnership will also offer support in administering ICT skills surveys to understand better the state and level of ICT skills and better address them.

It also aims to offer job or internship opportunities through the Huawei ICT Academy program and strengthen the competency-based curriculum at the Vocational and Technical Training institutions.

“Ministry has taken note of Huawei initiatives to develop the ICT and digital talent of the youth in the country and beyond. It is for this reason that the ministry will sign a partnership to expand Huawei ICT Academies in our TVET institutions,” said the Principal Secretary, Dr. Margaret Mwakima.

The agreement will see the institutions from across the country partner to enhance capacity building among their 150 trainers and offer industry-level training to more than 1000 students to better prepare them to work in the ICT industry and other related areas.

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