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Nigerian teachers gain new skills at Oracle Academy bootcamp

Oracle Academy in collaboration with WiFiCombat Academy has held a ten-day bootcamp training that benefited computer science teachers in Nigeria.

The Oracle CodeWeek Nigeria, a virtual training, was organised with the goal of improving computer education in schools across the world. Every year Oracle Academy helps computer science teachers to gain new knowledge in the tech world. The training in 2021 was focused on the use of Oracle APEX.

Oracle APEX is a low-code development platform that enables users to build scalable, secure enterprise applications with world-class features that can be deployed anywhere.

The training in Nigeria was divided into batches A and B and each lasted for 5 days respectively. Over 100 computer science teachers from schools across different states in Nigeria registered for the training.

“The curriculum of Oracle Academy is updated every 3 years to accommodate all the relevant changes globally because it is known that technology is fast evolving and we don’t want to be left behind so as to churn out career-ready students who are competitive,” Dele Tejuoso, founder of WiFiCombat Academy said.

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Apart from the training, the teachers were offered the opportunity to join the Member Hub – an integrated management system that houses all Oracle academy resources that teachers need to aid them in their work as computer science teachers.

The teachers learnt about creating a workspace on the Oracle APEX which gave them free access for 30 days. They were also introduced to the various tools in Oracle APEX which include; App builder, SQL workshop, Team development, and App gallery.

Subsequently, the teachers were guided on how to use the various components of the Oracle APEX to build apps, create, store, manage and update data. Every level of difficulty encountered by the participants was resolved by the facilitators by ensuring the participants shared their screens so they could be guided on how to overcome the challenges they faced.

At the end of the 5 days training, all the teachers were elated as they had learned a new way of handling data without having to write so much code as most of the other database management systems required. They thanked Oracle Academy and WiFiCombat for creating such golden opportunities such as the annual Oracle Code Week training for computer science teachers to improve in their field.

Certificates were awarded to participants who were active for at least 3 out of the 5 days of the training.

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