Nigeria, Abuja- October 16, 2018 —Today, Oracle Academy announced a collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria (FMoE) to create new computing education pathways for local students. Through the agreement, FMoE plans to integrate Oracle Academy computer science curriculum and resources across 10,000 academic institutions across the country, reaching over 1.5 million students within the region. Over the next three years, Oracle Academy will also facilitate the training of 4,000 educators at the Secondary and Higher Education levels to teach computer science.
“As we are all aware, ICT has become the driver of competitiveness in the world today. It has redefined efficiency and productivity, and changed the dynamics of the world of work.
Oracle Academy is well-known globally for the advancement of Computer Science Education. There is therefore, no doubt that our partnership with Oracle will bring great improvements to the education sector and Nigeria as a whole,” says Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch, Sonny S.T Echono.
“As technological innovation increasingly drives our global economy, computer science skills become even more critical,” said Adebayo Sanni, Managing Director Oracle Nigeria. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria through Oracle Academy, and advancing our collective educational mission to support students and teachers in computer science and drive diversity in technology.”
Oracle Academy will facilitate a ‘Train-the-Trainer’ course to prepare teachers and faculty members as instructors for the following Oracle Academy courses:
Database Design and Programming with SQL
Programming with PL/SQL
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As Oracle’s flagship philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. To this end, Oracle Academy offers students and educational institutions a free and complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty trainings, support, and certification resources. The program works with public and private partners to provide the tools educators need to engage, inspire and prepare students to become innovators and leaders of the future. Through Oracle Academy, students receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, helping make them college and career ready in the era of big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and beyond.
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