In a virtual ceremony, AOU signed today a cooperation agreement with Huawei for establishing an information and communications technology (ICT) academy. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Yousef Al Ebrahem, Member of AOU Board of Trustees, Prof. Mohammad Al-Zakari, AOU President, Liam Zhao, President of Huawei Gulf North, Rico Lin, CEO of Huawei Kuwait, and representatives from both sides. This partnership between AOU and Huawei aims to enhance the skills of AOU students to meet the needs of market. It will also provide ICT training and certification programs to them. AOU will have access to the latest technologies and Huawei e-learning resources. This will help to reduce the job skills gap of graduates.