The Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition 2019–2020 came to a successful conclusion on November 14, at Huawei’s spectacular Songshan Lake campus in Dongguan. Focusing on the theme of “Connection · Glory · Future”, this year’s Global Final was held online for the first time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This year marks the fifth iteration of the Huawei ICT Competition, which includes the Practice and Innovation Competitions. With two tracks, Network and Cloud, the Practice Competition primarily examines the ICT knowledge, hands-on skills, and teamwork exhibited by students.
Meanwhile, the Innovation Competition evaluates students’ capabilities in terms of innovation, cooperation, and development by using cutting-edge technologies such as IoT, big data, and AI.
The fifth Huawei ICT Competition has set a new participation record, attracting almost 150,000 students from over 2,000 colleges and universities encompassing more than 82 countries and regions. A total of 109 teams (327 students) from 39 countries and regions successfully made it to the Global Final.
African ICT students emerged among the world’s best at the Huawei ICT Competition Global finals, taking top prizes at an awards ceremony held this weekend.
Two teams from Nigeria won grand prizes, while teams from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mauritius all earned the highest level of achievement for the first time in what is seen as one of the biggest ICT events globally.
Team Lesotho represented by Botho University competed under the Network Track and finished on position 106. The team was formed by Thuso Sehloho, Kala Sebolele and Sechaba Ramabele.
Despite the ongoing global pandemic, this year’s Huawei ICT Competition still showcased its ability to bring people together, with an even larger scale and more incredible achievements.
Huawei hopes that future ICT Competitions can involve even more ICT schools, government agencies, industry organizations, training service partners, and businesses — to further promote learning, teaching, and development through fair competition.