Oracle Academy wins ‘IT Education Philanthropic Company of the Year’ award in Nigeria

October 28, 2021 | 2 minute read
Jane Richardson
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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On October 13th 2021, Oracle Academy was thrilled to be awarded the ‘IT Education Philanthropic Company of the Year’ by the Nigeria Association of Computing Students (NACOS). The award was in recognition of the immense contribution and impact Oracle Academy has made towards the development of information technology education in Nigeria.

The NACOS Annual Conference, themed “Technology Renaissance for Innovation and productivity (TRIP2021)," had in attendance over 300 students and also key players in the Nigeria technology sector including:

  • The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, Senior Special Assistant for Digital Transformation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Oswald Osaretin Guobadia
  • The President of the Nigeria Computer Society, Professor Adesina Sodiya

During the conference, Bekere Amassoma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, Sub Saharan Africa, spoke to the students with a presentation themed “The Making of a Digital Innovator: Leveraging Cloud Services to Aid Innovation.” She detailed the benefits of Oracle Academy resources in relation to students' professional development, encouraging them to take advantage of the free Oracle Academy program learning resources. Through their faculty, the students can access resources to upskill themselves with knowledge and hands-on practice in industry-relevant skills.

 She also advised them to explore the Oracle Academy Cloud Program – an always free offering for the academic community.

As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy remains committed to computing education in Nigeria to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields.

Oracle Academy works with institutions, educators and partners across the globe to help millions of students become technology innovators and leaders. In Nigeria, this is done by our continuous engagement with educational institutions and their educators to help Nigerian students become college and career ready.

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Jane Richardson

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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