The President of Bulacan State University signed a three-year contract with Huawei’s ICT Academy to elevate the university’s Information and Communications Technology and Engineering courses last Mar 19.
BSU President Dr. Cecilia Navasero-Gascon signed with Huawei to educate the school’s faculty members, with the help of Huawei’s comprehensive curriculum.
The academy aims to emulate the trickle down approach called “Train the Trainers Program” where faculty members will be taught under the company’s comprehensive program and earn Huawei’s certification before the they can teach.
“The teachers will be trained first,” Gascon said. “With stronger faculty members, come stronger faculty students.”
The faculty members will be in an intense five-day training program where they need to pass the qualifying exam (at the last day) to become Huawei-certified instructors.
“Five days of full intensive training. After five days they will have an exam, once they pass there will have certification," Huawei’s Channel Service Manager, Lim Seow Boon said.
The training will cover the basic understanding of IP routing, switch, Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber security.
The academy also offers an inter-school student competition titled: “Huawei ICT Competition,” where four promising students in Huawei’s partner schools and universities will be given the chance to participate in the nationals in late 2019.
The top students that will prevail in the nationals will represent the Philippines’ four-student roster in the regionals to be held in Singapore in early 2020 against Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.
“We have the Huawei ICT Competition. Where we will bring them to Singapore or Malaysia (regional), and when they overcome the hurdles, they will come to China for the global competition,” Huawei PR Senior Manager, Karrie Buenafe said.
The academy first opened in the country in 2018 with founding members University of South Eastern Philippines, Mindanao State University, and the Dela Salle University Science Campus.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.