Huawei ICT competition; Hon John Chrysostom Muyingo, the state Minister for Higher Education has said the government is going to support competitors.
He says this is part of the government’s efforts of equipping learners with the necessary skills in the employment world. He said this while launching the third edition of the Huawei ICT competition.
“Over the years, we have always made it a point to play an active role in the implementation of the digital upskilling initiatives in schools and universities across the country. The Covid pandemic has presented the sector with profound challenges. Over 15 million learners are at home. This has forced us to rethink the delivery of education for our learners,” Muyingo said.
According to Muyingo, their partnership with Huawei will greatly help in dealing with the problems that came with the pandemic.
“I call upon you(Huawei), to begin exploring the possibilities for delivery of infrastructure that will bring our education sector up to speed. Especiall with the dynamic changes and resulting challenges that the 21st century is presenting.”
Muyingo also revealed that government is upscaling ICT in the education sector. This will also enable learning go on even under lockdown or any other future hazzard.
“Government is committed to upscaling and mainstreaming ICT in the delivery of education. This is as a measure to facilitate continued learning during this lockdown. I thank Huawei for their commitment and look toward to even more partnerships of this kind (ICT Competition),” he said.
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