Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education and Oracle Academy renew collaborative agreement

August 7, 2023 | 3 minute read
Jane Richardson
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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The Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria and Oracle Academy have renewed their collaboration to continue to provide educators and their students in Nigeria with access to world-class technology education with Oracle Academy resources.

Oracle Academy is Oracle's flagship education program that provides educational institutions and their educators with access to software, curriculum, and teaching and learning resources designed to help students develop technology knowledge, skills and the hands-on experience they need for successful careers across industries. The program is committed to advancing technology education globally to drive knowledge, skills development, innovation, and diversity and inclusion in technology fields.

The Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria is responsible for ensuring access to quality education for all Nigerians. The Ministry has been at the forefront of efforts to enhance the quality of education in Nigeria and is committed to providing students with access to the latest technology to help them succeed.

Through this collaboration, Nigerian students can access hands-on experience and develop an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies including cloud computing, machine learning, data science, and more. The Academy also will support faculty from the country’s universities and colleges as they work with students to learn, build, and explore.

Segun Ajayi, Oracle Nigeria Country Leader, said, “I am thrilled to announce the renewal of our legal agreement with the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria. This milestone represents our unwavering commitment to empowering the future generation with transformative technology. Together, we will pave the way for innovative solutions, equipping Nigerian students with the digital tools and skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Through this renewed collaboration, we aim to revolutionize education, harnessing the power of technology to unlock limitless possibilities and build a brighter future for our nation.”

The collaboration between Oracle Academy and the Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria has been in place for three years, providing 952 educators and their students at 705 institutions with access to cutting-edge technology education. The renewal of this agreement is a testament to the commitment of both organizations to ensure that students in Nigeria have access to the best education possible.

Abu Isah, Director ICT, Federal Ministry of Education, said, ‘’We are delighted to announce the renewal of our legal agreement with Oracle Academy. This collaboration reflects our shared vision of transforming education in Nigeria through cutting-edge technology. With this renewed commitment, we are determined to empower our students and educators with the latest digital tools and resources, ensuring they are equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

As part of the agreement, Oracle Academy will continue to provide software licenses, educator professional development, curriculum, and teaching and learning resources to students and educators in Nigeria. This will enable students to learn the latest technologies and develop the skills they need to succeed in the rapidly evolving technology industry.

Oracle’s leadership in cloud and emerging technologies propels Oracle Academy’s innovation-focused curriculum and resources that help prepare students for the next step in their education or careers. These include:

  • Oracle Academy Cloud Program: Access to Oracle Autonomous Database and Compute Virtual Machines (VM) through Oracle Cloud Free Tier, as well as $300 in free cloud credits, infrastructure, database, application development, and more.
  • Oracle APEX: Access to Oracle APEX for hands-on practice in the cloud on a low-code development platform that enables users to build scalable, secure enterprise apps, with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere.
  • Curriculum and learning resources: Career-relevant curriculum and learning modules in Java, database, and project management.

The Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria will continue to work closely with Oracle Academy to ensure that the program is implemented effectively and reaches as many educators and students as possible. This will help to bridge the gap between the skills that students have and the skills that employers are looking for and help to drive economic growth in Nigeria. The continued collaboration will have a positive impact on students across the country.

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Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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