BUET, Huawei join hands to grow ICT talent ecosystem
DHAKA, Feb 19, 2021 (BSS) – Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology (BUET) and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and
communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, are going
to set up first ever ICT academy in the country.
With the aim to provide young ICT students in Bangladesh an opportunity to
carve a niche for them in the global professional market, the academy would
be established at BUET, a press release said here today.
A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two
parties on Thursday. Vice President of Enterprise Business Group in Huawei
Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited Lin zhi jun and Vice-Chancellor of
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dr Satya Prasad
Majumder signing the deed on behalf of their respective organisations.
On the occasion, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury
joined virtually as the chief guest. Tao Guangyao, COO of Huawei Technologies
(Bangladesh) Limited, its other senior officials and BUET teachers were also
This special ICT Academy will be set up in the BUET building by April this
year, where technology and equipment will be ensured. There will be
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. The
course and certification will be coordinated by Huawei Authorized Information
and Network Academy (HAINA) which is basically the Huawei-BUET ICT Academy in
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 in the academy.