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Algeria and Huawei Sign Landmark Agreement to Modernize Higher Education

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Israel Ojoko
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Algeria and Huawei Sign Landmark Agreement to Modernize Higher Education

An unprecedented agreement has been inked between Algeria's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, in Algiers.

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This historic pact is a testament to the growing global influence of technology in education and the emerging role of Algeria as a potential tech hub in Africa.

Revolutionizing Higher Education Through Technology

The framework agreement aims to uplift the quality of higher education in Algeria by equipping universities with state-of-the-art technology. In its initial phase, approximately six universities are set to be outfitted with smart classrooms.

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This initiative will enable Algerian students to leverage the power of technology and have access to world-class pedagogical programs.

Strengthening Ties, Building Future

The signing ceremony was attended by key representatives from both sides, including Abdel Hakim Ben Tlili, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Alex Zhang Chang, Vice President of Huawei (Algeria agent).

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Ben Tlili emphasized that the agreement would streamline a training program for Algerian students and teachers, and facilitate the transfer of technology by Huawei, which has been collaborating with Algerian universities for over five years.

Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Alex Zhang lauded the partnership with the Ministry and pledged his company's commitment to equipping about six universities with smart classrooms. Ahmed Meir, Head of the National Committee for the Support of University Innovation and Entrepreneurship, explained that the agreement is an integral part of 'comprehensive cooperation' with higher education institutions.

The pact aims to train students in specialized fields such as information and communication technologies, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing, where Huawei has established its global dominance.

The agreement also aligns with the international 'Huawei ICT Academy' competition, highlighting the exceptional results achieved by Algerian students in previous editions. This cooperation is anticipated to enhance the visibility of Algerian higher education institutions through the quality of specialized and precise education provided.

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