Ministry of Education announces digital skills programme with Huawei

DOHA: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education along with Huawei announced yesterday the launch of Huawei Qatar Programme for educational excellence and developing digital skills.

Addressing press conference yesterday, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr Ibrahim Al Nuaimi said that education has become a basic requirement to cope with the world’s developments, which has made technology in turn a core factor in the educational process. He added that it has become unimaginable to separate technology from education.

Al Nuaimi stressed that technology is important in empowering Qatari students in their effort to pursue education. He noted that digital education has democratised knowledge. He pointed out that the Chinese company Huawei has identified three areas related to higher education with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, including a program to develop the talents of students in higher education.

He praised the continued cooperation with Huawei for supporting the technology sector and future leaders of Qatar, by working to promote entrepreneurship among students, QNA reported.

Assistant to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Qatar for economic affairs expressed his happiness and delight at the great opportunity the Ministry of Education and Higher Education offered to Huawei by cooperating on this programme.

He added that the Chinese company was one of the global leaders in providing technology infrastructure and smart devices. He highlighted the company’s partnership with other Qatari companies, such as Ooredoo.

He stressed the commitment of the company to the needs of Qatar in the mentioned field, particularly caring for talents in the information technology field as they can play a role in realising the goal of Qatar National Vision.

Vice President of Huawei Qatar Farhan Khan said that the students will gain valuable experience from the programme, as they will be in a real lab and will work on real problems facing many who work in the communications and technology sector.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar