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Oracle Academy Engages with Educators and Students in Nigeria and Ethiopia

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

To provide students with information on career paths using computing as well as the latest technology, on April 5 and 25, 2019, in Lagos, Nigeria, Oracle Academy hosted Knowledge Builder sessions with STEM university students. Oracle employees generously volunteered their time and expertise to provide the students with quality discussions on technology career paths and industry relevant skills, and practical sessions on artificial intelligence, data analytics, machine learning, and learning and Data Visualization Cloud Services.

At the April 5 session, Oracle Technology Consultants Bukola Ogunleye and Martins Elugbaju held a session with more than 30 students and 10 educators on artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning, using Oracle Academy’s curriculum on Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning in Java.

On April 25, computer science students of Oracle Academy Institutional member Bowen University visited the Oracle Lagos Office. It was a great opportunity to expose students to the Oracle Academy program student offerings, presented by Sefunmi Fadahunsi, Oracle Academy Program Manager.

Tunde Senowo of the Oracle Technology team presented a demonstration on Data Visualization Cloud Services, using the 2019 Nigerian presidential election results as a case study, to 40 students and their teacher.

The Oracle Nigeria Country Manager, Adebayo Sanni, also dropped by to offer advice to the students. He emphasized that technology is the future and the students should embrace computer science education fully. The visit featured discussions around innovation, collaboration, and the gateway into new Oracle technologies.

On May 11-13, as part of its commitment to supporting computer science education, Oracle Academy sponsored the participated in the Annual International Education EXPO: Back to School Ethiopia, hosted in Addis Ababa. Oracle Academy staff presented its free program benefits to participants and engaged with many participating schools.

At the conference, a student hackathon promoted the practical use of technology and encouraged development of the innovative and technical skills of participating students. Around 50 students from 10 universities in Ethiopia took part in the hackathon, which challenged participants to use Java programming to build web and mobile applications. (pictured below)

Following the event, faculty members had the opportunity to join Oracle Academy as members so they would be able to access free curriculum and other Oracle Academy no-cost learning resources and tools.

 

 

 

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