Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at UOM, Réduit. During the ceremony, ten Mauritian students sponsored by Huawei received their certificate of admission for the SFTF programme for ICT training in China.
Present at the ceremony, the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, highlighted that this bilateral collaboration will support local ICT education, share knowledge, create more opportunities, and build a better ICT talent eco-system. It is also in line to the move set to usher Mauritius in the ICT-driven world.
The MoU will provide expertise to the students to enable them to gear up for the globalised business environment, the Minister stated. This cooperation will also present long term benefits for Mauritius, in enabling knowledge transfer and cultivating talents and honing critical ICT skills among the youth, she added.
Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun underlined that this programme is an extension of academic learning at university and will be undoubtedly enriching for the local students as they will receive hands-on experience and gain new ICT expertise. Students should harness a research and innovative culture and create new avenues of development through this collaborative framework, she underscored.
For his part, the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, stated that the HAINA and SFTF programme go in line with Government’s aim to prepare the nation to embark on the new era of development through digital transformation of society.