Seven leading universities in Pakistan have joined the Oracle Academy and have integrated its Advanced Computer Science and Enterprise Business Applications programs into their IT curricula. As a result, over 2,400 students from the participating universities will gain access to world-class technical curriculum and develop hands-on experience with Oracle’s industry-leading database, middleware, and applications software.
Students who participate in the Oracle Academy develop vital business and technology skills, gaining a competitive advantage as they prepare to enter the global workforce of the 21st century. Participating universities include Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Riphah International University, Air University, University of Arid Agriculture, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, and Sarhad University, Peshawar.
The Pakistani students will join more than 850,000 students at 4,400 institutions in 91 countries who benefit from their participation in the Oracle Academy.
“The Oracle Academy will allow our students to enhance their IT skills and expertise. Students who complete the program will have a competitive edge when they enter the workforce,” said Mr. Riasat Khan, Chairman, Islamabad Board Council (IBC).
“The Oracle Academy provides our faculty members and students with access to the latest technologies. This collaboration with Oracle will help us meet industry requirements and improve the quality of education for our students,” said Dr. Iftikhar Azim Niaz, Head of Computing Department, Riphah International University, Islamabad.
“Keeping up with the latest developments in computer science and adapting curricula accordingly is a challenge for academic institutions. The Oracle Academy provides our faculty and students with the tools they need to develop in-demand industry skills,” said Dr. Afaq Hussain, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Air University.
“The Oracle Academy is committed to preparing students for the 21st century workforce and to providing teachers with world-class professional development opportunities,” said Mr. Natasak Rodjanapiches, Regional Managing Director-ASEAN, Oracle. “By partnering with these seven universities, we are helping meet the increased demand for a skilled IT workforce in Pakistan.”