Information Technology (IT) training at Zetech University has a received a boost from Chinese technology corporation, Huawei. The learning institution has reported a partnership with the networking equipment and smartphone manufacturer that will see enhancements in IT training, as well as equipping students in the university with ICT skills.
Huawei has, therefore, pumped KES 5.3 million in the form of modern equipment that will aid Zetech’s Faculty of ICT and Engineering. The deal is said to see Huawei provide training tools and devices such as routers, switch, and management devices for training. The University will monitor the enrollment process, and allocate a special laboratory room for Huawei ICT Academy.
“Establishing a knowledge transfer hub is an effort to reward and appreciate the achievements the University has attained and provide the institution with the right resources and training facilities to continue as a leading Huawei Academy,” said Su Shuqi, the Training and Certification Manager, Enterprise Business Department at Huawei.
“We value this collaboration that has largely contributed to building students’ skills required to address the changing needs of the IT Industry. Through this endorsement, we are set to achieve great things together,” said Prof. Njenga Munene, Zetech University Vice Chancellor.
Zetech University first sealed an MOU with the corporation to become Huawei Authorized Information Network Academy (HAINA) in mid-2018.
The HAINA program was started in 2017 and aims to transform universities into institutions that churn out skilled graduates required in the job market to drive transformation via technology. The program has since staged an ICT competition that saw participation from 40 high learning institutions in Kenya.