In the Huawei Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competition 2022, which was conducted a day before yesterday in Muscat, Oman, Pakistan came in second place.
The national test was taken by 12,000 students from 135 universities, and two teams from Pakistan, each with six students, qualified for the Middle East Regional Finals.
In the Middle East competition, Pakistani Team One, led by Team Instructor Faheem Yar Khan Khuhawar, came in second place. The team consisted of Faeez and Asad Anwar Arain from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro and Maryam Fareed from Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), and others.
The other Pakistani team, which included Team Instructor Zeeshan Iqbal, Team Lead Umar Raza from FAST National University, Eman Yaqoob from LCWU, and Fatima Shafique from MUET, Jamshoro, was unable to place in the finals.
The Jordanian team, which included students Yazan Al Shannik from Yarmouk University and Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s Hamzah Al-Zubaidi and Aws Al-Rayya, received the top prize of $20,000.
Along with Pakistan, Iraq Team One, which included Mohammed Shakr from Salahaddin University, Mohammed Hussein from the University of Anbar, and Sadeem Moulood from Ninevah University, came in second.
The best young digital talent from 11 Middle Eastern and Central Asian nations, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and Kazakhstan, was represented by 15 teams.
The top winners will compete in the Huawei Global Finals Competition in Shanghai, China, next year, representing the Middle East and Central Asia.
Deputy CEO Huawei Pakistan congratulated the winners, “From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate every participant for their success in this competition. This has been the beginning of a great opportunity for you, and you have all walked away from this event with a deeper understanding of ICT and the potential to make a name for yourselves in the ICT industry.”
The competition has always been warmly appreciated in Pakistan since it fosters creativity and innovation while acting as a bridge between the academic setting and the working world.
While advancing initiatives for digital transformation, nurturing university students’ talent in Pakistan also increases national ICT competitiveness.
To read our blog on “Pakistan made history by securing 20 awards in APICTA 2022 awards,” click here.