PAn impressive show by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the 2018/2019 Huawei National ICT Competition has seen three of its students and a lecturer qualify to represent Ghana at the global event in South Africa.
They are Timothy Seffah-Duodo, Gerald Philip Bassah and Joshua Ofori Boateng as well as a senior lecturer of the College of Engineering at the school, Dr Kwasi Opare.
Speaking at an awards night in Accra, leader of the team, Gerald Philip Bassah, expressed appreciation to Huawei for the opportunity given them and assured of doing their best for the country.
He said, “We had to fight our way through right from the preliminary stage when we knew very little and still had to write an exam on Routing, Switching, Network Security and Wireless LAN; we had to go through all the sleepless nights in order to pass and qualify for the national stage.”
He said the team was ready to overcome the hurdle of the regional competition and make it to the global stage in order to make the country proud.
The night was also used to reward 12 students and three instructors for their assistance to the competition.
With the ultimate prize going to Timothy Seffah-Duodo, Gerald Philip Bassah and Joshua Ofori Boateng received the second prize while Michael Acheampong, Dickson Osei Asante Osei and Michael Ansah Owusu; all of the KNUST were rewarded for the third prize.
Honorary University Awards went to Dr Joseph Arthur of Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) and Sylvester Hatsu of Accra Technical University (ATU).
Best female students were given to Benedicta Fofo Doku (KNUST) and Anasthasia Blay (ATU) while best male students went to Joel Minnow (GTUC) and Valentine Teye Borkor (ATU).
Excellent tutors in the competition were; Jordan Jnr Atta Nuako (KNUST), Justice Owusu Agyemang (KNUST) and Kwasi Adu-Boahen Opare (KNUST) and Best Academy awards – KNUST (Dr Kwasi Opare) and ATU (Vice Chancellor).
The event was held under the theme, ‘Connection, Glory, and Future.’ The 2019/2020 edition would be opened for registration in May 2019.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE