USM WON SECOND RUNNER-UP AT HUAWEI ICT COMPETITION MALAYSIA 2018-2019

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KUALA LUMPUR, 26 January 2019 – A team from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Computer Sciences won second runner-up at the Huawei ICT Competition Malaysia 2018-2019. 

The USM team was represented by Chong Onn Keat (3rd year), Chong Tao Ying (3rd year) and Ahmad Fuad Zainudin (4th year), with guidance from a senior lecturer at the School of Computer Sciences, Ts. Dr. Mohd Najwadi Yusoff. 

As second runner-up, they received an Honor 3x handphone, trophy and certificate each and RM1,500 for the team. 

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Deputy Minister of Education, Teo Nie Ching attended and presented the award to the winners and officiated its closing ceremony. 

The competition attracted a total of over 200 undergraduates from seven local universities.

Huawei has developed the Huawei Certification System, which is globally recognised by the industry, professionals and academia, and is becoming a standard for ICT talent development.

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Participants of the competition were exposed to and experienced the latest cutting-edge technologies in Huawei’s state-of-the-art labs.

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As part of the Huawei ICT Academy initiative, the competition aims to address the gap between talent and requirements in the industry, by working with universities in producing well-rounded and multi-skilled professionals, preparing them to join the workforce in a digitally progressing world.

Text: Ts. Dr. Mohd Najwadi Yusoff / Editing: Nor Rafizah Md. Zain

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