Huawei Technologies offer 3million Naira Undergraduate Scholarships to 15 ICT Students
ICT Scholarship in Nigeria in information technology and engineering for undergraduate students in UNILAG
Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria, in an attempt to bridge the business divide through education, has committed over N3 million naira in form of competitive scholarships to 15 talented full-time undergraduate students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG); who are committed to careers in Information and Communication Technology – ICT and related fields. UNILAG is chosen as the institution for the pilot scheme but will likely be extended to other Nigerian Universities in further annual scholarship awards.
The Huawei ICT Scholarship Scheme is committed to supporting undergraduate students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.0 and above from the departments of;
- Computer engineering
- Computer science
- Electrical electronics
- Physics electronics and
- Systems engineering
The scholarship is open to 200 – 400 level students of the targeted five ICT-related departments, with three students emerging from each of the departments
Wei Chengmin, the company’s President, Western Africa Region, said the scheme was part of the organisation’s community social responsibility initiative, aimed at developing talents for the ICT industry.
Chengmin revealed that this scheme supports educational bodies to encourage and cultivate talents in the telecom field, equipping them with sufficient knowledge about telecom technology, thereby bridging the digital divide among communities, regions and countries through education.
According to him, “This is part of our commitment to “Bridging the Digital Divide” through education, which is one of the cardinal objectives of Huawei CSR strategies in Nigeria.”
Wei said the choice of University of Lagos for the pilot scheme was due to its exemplary contributions to ICT education in the country and its continuous adoption and deployment of ICT in every area of its business.
Students in relevant courses of study like Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering and Physics (with Electronics) will benefit from the scheme, which will be awarded annually.
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