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Unitel and Huawei award 60 scholarships to university students

Unitel and Huawei awarded 60 scholarships to university students. As part of the “Seeds for the future” program, the scholarships were awarded on Monday.


Lasting a week in digital form, through the Skype platform, the class program will allow university students from higher education institutions in the country to have a technological journey, with the possibility of accessing fixed and mobile broadband networks, falling back on 5G and cloud computing, writes Angop.

Among the subjects that make up the training plan are the Internet of Things, smart cities, among others.

The purpose, according to Cecília Fernandes, manager for the social and cooperative area at Unitel, is to provide candidates with practices and prepare them in technological knowledge content.

Cited by Angop, the official, who was speaking at the end of the opening act of "Seeds for the Future", also mentioned that through the online platform students will be able to visit the Shinzen camp (China), as well as share experiences with other students.

Regarding the scholarships, the official indicated that of the 100 students who applied, 60 saw the 'green light', taking advantage of the occasion to clarify that the parameters for joining the training require that the candidates be up to 30 years old, an average that cannot be less than 14 values ​​in the fields of communication and information technologies, as well as an intermediate knowledge of English, writes Angop.

Nilton Roque, director of Public Relations for Institutions at Huawei, also quoted by Angop, said that the training is valued at 120,000 dollars per student, adding that this year's amount is lower (budgetted at 20,000 dollars per candidate) due to to the fact that it takes place virtually.

Cited by Angop, he added that the course extends to all countries where the technological giant is represented and informed that the training program will include leadership, management and intercultural matters.

The group of Angolans, he said, included Polish, Chinese and Democratic Congolese participants.

The relevance of technologies in the country for helping to improve the lives of citizens was highlighted by Pascoal Fernandes, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technologies, who welcomed the "Seeds for the future", which helps to train youth, writes to Angop.

On the occasion, Angop said, Miguel Geraldes, chairman of the executive board, assured that Unitel's commitment involves renewing the instruction aimed at helping to overcome the domains of advanced technologies, while Chu Xiaoxin, director of Huawei, said that the program aims to qualify the growth of local environments for talent in information and communication technologies, but also to foster the sharing of knowledge and encourage youth from different countries to play an active role in building digital communities.

According to Angop, around 120 national students have already benefited from the scholarship.


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