By Khin Yadana;
Photo: May Oo Moe
Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies on Friday awarded scholarships to 50 students at four Myanmar universities to assist their further study of information and communication technology.
The students from West Yangon Technological University, Technological University (Hmawby), Technological University (Thanlyin) and National Management College were recognised at a ceremony at the Sedona Hotel.
At the ceremony, Huawei also signed a donation agreement with Technological University (Thanlyin) to implement a new curriculum (Huawei Authorized Network Academy-HANA) aimed at raising the skill level of graduates and increasing the number of ICT practitioners and trainers.
Huawei Managing Director Mr. Li Zhao said the “scholarships and HANA programmes are a key part of our continued investment in the educational development of Myanmar”
“We are confident that the Huawei HANA programme will serve students and faculty members in the universities in growing their expertise in the ICT field,” Mr. Li Zhao said.
The investment builds on a memorandum of understanding signed in November, 2014 with the Ministry of Science and Technology to train young people in the country’s ICT Excellence programme and collaborate on regional telecommunication development in order to prepare the next generation of ICT professionals.
Huawei recognizes that in the rapidly growing field there is an increasing need to support talented graduates who can take on the responsibilities of shaping Myanmar’s industry, Mr. Li Zhao said.
Ma Thiri Wai was one of the students awarded a scholarship through the Huawei Programme. Currently in her final year at the information technology department at West Yangon Technological University, she plans a career in ICT upon graduation.
“Myanmar is changing very quickly and there are so many more opportunities opening for my generation,” Ma Thiri Wai said. “I look forward to being able to give back to the development of this country with the skills I am gaining in my