Two Electrical Engineering students at ACK took part in the team representing Kuwait at the Huawei Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Competition 2021 Middle East and earned the Outstanding Performance Award.
The Huawei ICT Competition took place over three stages, with the first being the preliminary stage that included students from the various universities of Kuwait conducting ICT examinations to qualify for the second stage of the competition, which is the national competition. Out of all the competitors, 30 were selected for the national competition, with 22 of them being ACK students. After the conclusion of the second examinations for the second stage of the competition, 3 students were chosen to represent Kuwait at the regional final, The Huawei ICT Competition 2021 Middle East which was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The regional final brought together teams of university students from around the Middle East representing their countries in the competition. It took place over the course of three days, and included a written examination portion and a laboratory portion. The Kuwait Team included the ACK Electrical Engineering students Ms. Dina Sammour and Mr. Asama Akhtar, and was under the supervision of Mr. Mohammad Zaki, Senior Instructor of Electrical Engineering at ACK. After the competition, the Kuwait Team received the Outstanding Performance Award, and furthermore Mr. Mohammad Zaki was awarded the Excellent Tutor Award, and ACK received the Excellent Academy Award for the fourth year in a row.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Mohammad Zaki expressed his pride in the students for their hard work and dedication, noting that although ACK does not offer majors in ICT, the students were still up for the challenge and excelled in the competition against others specialized in the field. Mr. Mohammad Zaki also thanked Dr. Mohammed Abdul Niby, Dean of the School of Engineering at ACK, and Dr. Hassan Salti, Head of Electrical Engineering at ACK, for their support throughout the competition.