Huawei Technologies Ghana has donated ultramodern ICT Lab facilities to the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) Tesano main Campus, Accra in the bid to enhance the teaching of ICT and Engineering to help boost the ICT talent ecosystem development in Ghana.
The donation counts as one of Huawei’s numerous Corporate Social Responsibility in the ICT domain which aims at providing Tertiary institutions focused on ICT and Telecom Engineering with the needed support to develop and advance the knowledge of local ICT talents, whiles offering hands-on training to equip students for the job market.
In ensuring that the lab is fully operational and serving its purpose, Huawei has equipped it with nine (9) ultramodern facilities worth over GHC 100, 000.00 ($20,000.00) which include 5 switches (three Cloud Engine S5737-S24P4X and two S5731_S24P4X) and 4 routers (four AR6140_9G_ACC13_Britian).
Mr. Kwaku Essuman Quansah, the Deputy Managing Director, Huawei Technologies Ghana who presented the equipment said over the past 3 years, Huawei has partnered about 12 universities in the country.
Huawei he said, is committed to building resilient and long-lasting partnerships with educational institutions focused on promoting ICT in Ghana and intends to extend the gesture to other schools like the University of Ghana.
In March, 2020, Huawei offered free professional ICT training focused on HCIA- Routing and Switching for over 30 lecturers and IT professionals in Ghana at GTUC. The company also donated similar lab facilities to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Cape Coast University.
Mr. Quansah also mentioned that, Ghana Telecom University College, being one of the country’s top universities is the first to benefit from the initiative this year.
He said, Huawei will continue to stay committed to ICT development through meaningful CSR projects to help bridge the digital divide as Information Communication Technologies bring digital to every individual, home and organization for a fully connected intelligent world.
Speaking at the event, the acting President of GTUC, Prof. Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa thanked Huawei for their support and dedication in training more Information Communication Technology talents in Ghana through ICT academy partnerships.
He reiterated that GTUC being one of Ghana’s top ICT training institutions would work closely with Huawei to reestablish a well advanced ICT academy in Ghana to train individuals, institutions and organizations that need special skills and expertise to serve the needs of the whole nation.
Huawei launched the ICT Academy in Ghana in 2017 and has since through its partnership with over 12 leading Ghanaian Universities trained over 3500 students in latest ICT technologies as part of its commitment to the government of Ghana to train over 5000 Ghanaians in ICT by 2024.