By Waleed Khan

Muhammad Abdullah has become a first Pakistani at the age of 10 to claim the title of Huawei Certified Networks Associate.

Mohammad Abdullah, a fifth-grade student from Rahim Yar Khan has turned out to be the youngest Huawei Certified Network Associate of Pakistan. This certificate is awarded by Huawei, a well acclaimed Chinese company for mastering the knowledge of Small and Medium Size Network Technology. This certificate is based on the basics of Network, according to Huawei.

Like most areas of the Southern Punjab, the government-run schools in Rahim Yar Khan, are far worse than painted by official reports. This certification completed by Abdullah, who comes from such backward region, is indeed a matter of pride for everyone in the area.

Abdullah a fifth-grade student in Sheikh Khalifa Public School, RYK. His teachers have always been a source of encouragement and inspiration for him. He dedicates his success to his parents and teachers, without whose guidance and support, he would not have achieved this feat.

It is worth noting that the minimum age limit to enroll for this certification is 15 years. But Huawei arranged a special pre-test evaluation, for Abdullah, after seeing his devotion and expertise.

This is the certificate issued by Huawei after Abdullah got through the test when the company had allowed him to appear in the test despite being him under age.

The excellent results in pre-test won Abdullah a place in the full certification examination. Abdullah has proved that Pakistani students stand at par with the rest of the world and are no less in talent.

He has been offered the Pakistan Youth Assembly membership as well after this certification.

Abdullah spoke to Pak Voice regarding his success, “It was my dream to become a Huawei Certified Network Associate. To realize this dream, I had to manage my time and regular school studies carefully.”

He outlined his future ambitions saying, “Top of the list in my future plans is to safeguard information technology against cyber attacks.”

The young boy got a total of 700 scores in 10 sections of the Huawei Certified Network Associate examination 2017.

According to the detailed result card, he scored 100% in, Huawei device navigation and configuration, Network Management Solutions, and Supporting IPV 6 networks, 80% in Basic Enterprise Network Architecture, 67% in Supporting and Maintaining Enterprise Network Application services, 38% in Local Enterprise Network Features and Services, 67% in Connecting beyond Enterprise Network and 75% in Securing Enterprise Network.

Waleed Khan is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Rahim Yar Khan. 

Edited by Hasan Khan and translated by Tariq Mehmood