Oracle Academy wins two awards at the Nigeria Education Conference and Awards

December 16, 2021 | 2 minute read
Jane Richardson
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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On November 4, 2021, Oracle Academy was thrilled to be awarded the ‘Digital Education Leader’ and Cloud Computing in Education Leader’ by the Nigeria Education Conference and Awards. These awards recognized the outstanding contribution and impact Oracle Academy has made towards the development of information technology education in Nigeria.


The Conference, themed 'Rethinking Education in Nigeria: Innovating for the Future' brought together about 150 leaders and stakeholders in the education sector: Administrators, education technology founders, students, education publishers, educators, and non-governmental organizations, including:


  • Prof. Abiodun H. Adebayo, Vice Chancellor, Covenant University
  •  Prof. Izu Nwachukwu, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Aristotle      Onumo, Acting Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy, National Information Technology Development Agency (representing the Director-General, NITDA)
  • Dr. Bala Modi, Director for ICT Services, Gombe State University, Nigeria
  • Stella Uzochukwu, Founder, Odyssey Educational Foundation



Bekere Amassoma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, Sub Saharan Africa, stated in her presentation that Oracle Academy partners with numerous institutions across the globe through its free program for educators and their students.


Oracle Academy resources include:

  • Membership for institutions and their faculty
  • Curriculum and tools on database, data science, Java, cloud computing, project management, and more
  • Oracle Academy Cloud Program – an always free offering for the academic community provided for teaching database and application development (APEX). There are also Java development environments such as Alice, Greenfoot, Eclipse, Netbeans, and more
  • Oracle software licenses for classroom teaching purposes and not-for-profit-research
  • Membership recognition – e-badges, member success stories, and more


She also detailed the benefits of Oracle Academy continuing professional development resources and encouraged member educators to take advantage of them. These resources help assist educational faculty, policy makers, and other stakeholders in the education system bridge the gap between education and technology.


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Jane Richardson

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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