Pakistan in Huawei ICT Competition 2022, Holds 2nd Position

According to the statistics, 12,000 students from 135 universities attempted the nationwide test in which two teams comprising six students were qualified from Pakistan.

Pakistan in Huawei ICT Competition 2022, Holds 2nd Position

Pakistan finished second in the Huawei Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competition 2022, which was held on Thursday in Muscat, Oman.

According to statistics, 12,000 students from 135 universities took the national test, and two teams of six students qualified for the Middle East Regional Finals in Pakistan.

Pakistan Team One, led by Team Lead Faeez and Asad Anwar Arain from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, and Maryam Fareed from Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), finished second in the Middle East competition.

While Pakistan Team Two is led by Umar Raza of FAST National University, Eman Yaqoob of LCWU, and Fatima Shafique of MUET, Jamshoro is led by Team Instructor Zeeshan Iqbal, who could not bag any position in the finals.

According to the instructors, the students were in high spirits as they burned the midnight oil to prove their worth in the community of nations and add another feather to the national cap.

Team lead Faeez expressed gratitude to Huawei Pakistan, saying he had no idea he would be given such a large platform to demonstrate his abilities and additional training to polish his skills in the ICT sector.

It is worth noting that the Jordan team, which included students Hamzah Al-Zubaidi and Aws Al-Rayya from Princess Sumaya University for Technology, as well as Yazan Al-Shannik from Yarmouk University, took first place and won a cash prize of $20,000.

Aside from Pakistan, Iraq Team One finished second, with Sadeem Moulood from Ninevah University, Mohammed Shakr from Salahaddin University, and Mohammed Hussein from the University of Anbar.

The third prize went to the United Arab Emirates team, which included Eyasu Araya and Smon Ftwi from Higher Colleges of Technology and Meriem Aoudia from the University of Sharjah; the Bahrain team, which included Dana Kamal, Husain Hasan, and Joud Ebrahim from Bahrain Polytechnic; and the Kazakhstan team, which included Nikolay Zhilaykov from Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications; Aida Begaldarova from the Farabi Kazakh National University; and Algerim Turarbekova from the International Information Technology University.

There were also 15 teams of the best young tech talent from 11 Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and Kazakhstan.

The top winners will represent the Middle East and Central Asia in the Huawei Global Finals Competition next year in Shanghai, China.