ATU Dazzles at Huawei ICT Gala

Accra Technical University (ATU) swept 4 awards at a competition for students in Information and Communication Technology recently organized by Huawei, an ICT Company in Accra.
The competition saw 10 students from prominent Tertiary institutions awarded in various categories of the contest of which ATU won 4 Awards. The awards won by ATU were Best Female Student jointly won by Anastasia Blay, Best Male Student won jointly by Valentine Teye. The Ag Director of Information and Communication Technology of ATU, Mr. Sylvester Hatsu, also received a special award in recognition for his effort in preparing the students for the contest for which the contestants put their best whilst Best Academy Award was given to the Vice – Chancellor of ATU, Professor Edmund Ameko.
The Minister for Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu – Ekuful, congratulated the participating students for expressing interest in ICT which would help in the digital transformation of the country and the economy. She said, for the country to have a robust digital infrastructure, it would rely on the skilled expertise of people in ICT, while structures were put in place to run a digital economy.
The Minister gave the assurance that the Government of Ghana would continue to partner Huawei to help to develop the aptitude for ICT among the youth.
The Huawei ICT competition is globally organized for students in Universities and Colleges with background in ICT, geared towards driving the development of ICT and digital transformation in the industry.
More than 500 ICT and Engineering students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra Technical University and Ghana Telecom University College, competed in the global ICT talent competition this year. Out of the number, 12 students from KNUST and ATU excelled brilliantly.
Three of the winners, Timothy Sefah Duodo, Gerald Philip Bassah and Joshua Ofori Boateng and a Lecturer, Dr. Kwasi Opare all from KNUST will represent Ghana in the African Competition in South Africa.