Team Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria has emerged in third position at the global final of the 2018-2019 Huawei ICT World Competition in Shenzhen China.
Additionally, ABU Zaria, Nigeria was recognised with an award for Excellent Academy while Dr. Bashir Sadiq of Department of Computer Engineering, ABU Zaria won an award for one of the best instructors.
Before getting to this stage, the team of Nigerian students emerged first place alongside Tanzania, Kenya and Angola to represent Africa at the global stage to compete.
The Nigerian team of students was ranked number one leading with a dominant score of 790.4, followed by Tanzania with 745.6, then Kenya with 737 and Angola with 700.8.
The regional competition finals consisted of 14 teams (with 42 students) from 11 countries in Africa, which participated in theory and practical examinations on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks and big data.
The Nigerian students, Abdulqadir Babagana Musa, Muhammad Mustafa Maihaja, Fahad Danladi, Shuaibu Abbas Usman, Kamaludeen Umar, Abdulqudus Adebayo Temidayo all from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) first emerged winners of the Huawei ICT national competition, which involved a participation of 13,600 students from 30 universities across Nigeria before proceeding to represent Nigeria at the just-concluded Sub-Saharan regional finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The 6 Nigerian students have also been offered job opportunities in Huawei Technologies Co. Nigeria Limited to further improve their skills and experience.