Safaricom, the integrated mobile service provider, and Huawei, a leading telecommunications giant, have joined forces to establish a cutting-edge training facility for university students in Kenya. This strategic partnership aims to equip engineering students from Nairobi, Moi, and Jomo Kenyatta Universities with the latest technological advancements, ensuring they stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving market.

Previously, LG, the renowned electronics giant, collaborated with Nairobi University to establish a training facility focused on air conditioning systems. This initiative familiarizes students with the latest technological developments in this field. By extending the scope of such training facilities, the aim is to bridge the gap between the skills acquired by students and the demands of the job market in Kenya.

Located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi, the Huawei training center will provide students with world-class training in telecommunications technologies. In addition to reviewing university curricula, more than 4,500 engineering students from the partner universities are expected to undergo training and receive certification from the Huawei-Safaricom facility in the coming years.

The partnership between Safaricom and Huawei is set to significantly increase the number of engineers in Kenya, which currently stands at 6,000, with an average target of 8,000. This will lead to a more sustainable economy, equipped with a sufficient pool of skilled manpower to propel Kenya to new heights. It is worth noting that HP, a globally recognized computer manufacturer, has also established a state-of-the-art training center in Kenya recently.

Huawei, a Chinese firm with a global presence, has partnered with major telecommunications players to offer expertise and equipment. Safaricom, as Kenya's largest mobile service provider in terms of subscribers, has engaged Huawei in various key areas such as the provision of modems, mobile phones, and network equipment.

In addition to Kenya, Nigeria is another African country that boasts a similar Huawei training facility. This demonstrates that Africa is emerging as a significant and growing market for technological equipment and services.