The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has been admitted as Institutional Member of Oracle Academy, an organisation that seeks to advance computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields.
The Academy in the past fiscal year, delivered nearly US$3.3 billion in resources to help prepare students for life and work in the technology-driven global economy.
Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice-President, Oracle Academy in a letter said the Academy was delighted to welcome the University to the Oracle Academy Community and that Oracle was looking forward to work with UENR to advance their mission.
The letter stated that the institutional membership offers UENR’s students and academic staff access to exclusive member benefits and resources such as complete modularized academic curriculum in database design (SQL, PL/SQL) and object-oriented programming with Java, free educator professional development to make learning engaging and convenient.
Other benefit includes access to Oracle’s industry leading software for use in teaching and academic research, access to hosted Oracle Academy workspaces for database, online, hands-on lectures in key technology areas including big data, cloud computing, cyber security, business Intelligence etc.
The University will also benefit from discounted Oracle University training for academic and technical staff and discounted certification resources for academic staff, technical staff and students.
Prof Adebayo Felix Adekoya, Head of Department of Computer Science and Infomatics, in the company of Mr. Benjamin Asubam Weyori, a Computer Science Lecturer, formally handed the Institutional Membership certificate to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mrs Esi Awuah.
Receiving the membership certificate, Prof Mrs Esi Awuah, Vice-Chancellor, described the institutional membership granted to the University as unique and appealed to members of the University Community especially students to take advantage of the benefits to be derived from the Academy
Present at the event were the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Daniel Oben-Ofori and the Registrar, Mr. Andrews Kwesi Boateng.