Huawei, BUET sign deal to open first ICT Academy in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

19 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Huawei, BUET sign deal to open first ICT Academy in Bangladesh

Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Vice-President Linzhijun and BUET Vice-Chancellor Dr Satya Prasad Majumder exchange documents after signing an MoU at BUET Council Building in the capital on Thursday.

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to set up the first ICT Academy on the BUET campus.

The special ICT Academy will be equipped with connectivity through which BUET students will have the opportunity to communicate with more than 1,200 instructors from around the world.

There will be 83 certification programmes on 19 different subjects, said a press release.

The course and certification will be coordinated by Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA), which is basically the Huawei-BUET ICT Academy in Bangladesh.

Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Vice President Linzhijun and Vice-Chancellor of BUET Dr Satya Prasad Majumder, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations at BUET Council Building in the capital on Thursday.

Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury joined the signing ceremony as the chief guest while COO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited Tao Guangyao was also present.

Speaking as the chief guest, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury said that the steps that Huawei and BUET are going to take to accelerate this journey are very promising. "In the coming days, the demand for skilled human resources in the ICT sector will increase," he said, adding, "I will be very happy when our boys and girls will play a role in the development of not only our country but the whole world."

Students will be given three types of grade certificates based on their achievements from this ICT Academy - Associate, Professional, and Expert.

In this process, students will be able to adapt themselves to the job market, and finally, a job fair will be organised for them.

Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder said that Huawei is a trusted name worldwide, and so we are very glad to collaborate with the company to ensure a solid execution of the ICT Academy’s establishment and operations. "We believe that this initiative will undoubtedly add a new dimension to the quality of teaching that BUET has maintained over the decades," he added.

According to the agreement, some 250 students from BUET will participate in this training. So far, the academy has started its activities in several other countries.

In addition, Tao Guangyao said, "As the ICT field is emerging with new discoveries every moment, it is necessary to unify those and create new utilities for the society."  "We want the boys and girls of this country to acquire more skills, work together for the country. That’s why we have decided to set up this Huawei-BUET ICT academy,” he added.