Huawei, the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution provider conducted the "ICT Competition Middle East 2020", the inspiring and challenging competition for the ICT professionals of the region. The competition aims to prepare the next generation of leaders for an intelligent world. These competitions will empower the region's youth with global knowledge and enrich them with new skills that play a vital role in the future of socio-economic growth.
Since 2018 we are part of the ICT competition conducted by Huawei. In 2018 two of our students reached the Regional Final competition and bagged prizes in the final round, which was held in China. In the 2019 national level competition, one of our students did well and landed in 8th place out of the Sultanate's 1000 participants.
This year the preliminary round of Oman Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2020 for the Middle East was held on 17 November 2020. 15 students from our university tested their knowledge in the following areas as 5G, AI, cloud computing, and data storage. Five students got selected from the top 700 scorers in Oman for the National round. Huawei arranged professional trainers who trained the students virtually due to the pandemic and physical distancing measures in the National level competition. The students underwent a challenging assessment process with technical tests and got prepared for the competition. The students got vouchers to take the HCIA certification exam at the end of the training.
The national-level competition was conducted online on 7 December. Mr. ADIL SALEH JAMAAN BAIT SHAGANAH, student of Information Technology Department, Information Security Section, scored second place out of the 700 takers from the different universities and colleges across Oman. Six students from Oman are selected for the Regional final, which will be conducted in Oman.
The Regional Final was conducted on 26 th December in Muscat due to the Pandemics situation. Mr. ADIL SALEH JAMAAN BAIT SHAGANAH, was part of the team with three other students from different colleges of Oman. The team got the Outstanding Performance award from Huawei.
Our best compliment to Mr. ADIL SALEH JAMAAN BAIT SHAGANAH and his coaches Mr. Devarajan Veerasamy, Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, Mr. Bernard Ugalde, Mr. Sunil Thomas Karickom, Mr. Yashir Ambula, Mr. Ayaz Mohiuddin, and Mr. Suresh Palarimath for their teaching, training, and guidance which made our students holistically competent to match all their peers and excel in all fields. The experiences they acquired through these computations can be a bridge between the classroom and the workforce and encouragement for other students to participate in these type of events The Huawei ICT Competition develop ICT skills and knowledge amongst the region's youth population, giving them the understanding to contribute to their country's digitalization efforts.
Our sincerest gratitude and thanks to the Head of the Department, Dr. Fatma Al Shanfari, and to the whole University management for their continuous support and assistance in developing our students' skills and talents. Every participant is a winner.