USP has become an institutional member of the Oracle Academy.
The University of the South Pacific has become an institutional member of the Oracle Academy.
The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to vocational and higher education institutions for teaching use. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programmes, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Academy supports more than 3.1million students in 110 countries.
In 2016, the University was approached by one of the regional directors of Oracle Academy to register and become a member. The team from FSTE carefully considered this opportunity and decided to go ahead to become an institutional member.
Some of the benefits of becoming an institutional member of the Oracle Academy include:
Access to classroom resources such as online lecture series, discounted eBooks, course curriculum for selected courses and Oracle Technology software licenses for teaching and research;
Free Professional development opportunities for staff;
Discounted Oracle training and certification; and
USP/FSTE being visible in Oracle Academy Directory of Institutional Members, making the University’s programmes visible across Oracle Academy’s global audience.
According to Dr Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of FSTE, being a member of Oracle Academy is a big step for the University; to be associated with a leading name in Information Technology (IT) and FSTE staff and students get access to world–class technology, expertly developed learning materials and curriculum, training and other resources that help develop computer science knowledge and skills.
This, Dr Jokhan added, will equip the students of FSTE with knowledge and skills that are critical for global economic growth and career success across industries.
“This implies that our programmes are recognised and are competitive globally and hence our students attain knowledge and skills needed for career success across many industries both locally and globally,” Dr Jokhan said.
Dr Jokhan stressed that becoming an institutional member of the Oracle Academy meant that USP is taking a step closer to fulfilling its mission to provide Pacific people with a comprehensive range of excellent and relevant tertiary qualifications; to deliver the benefits of advanced research and its applications and to be an exemplar of tertiary education for the Pacific Islands in quality, governance, and application of technology.
USP is the only member in Fiji and its USP member countries to become an institutional member of the Oracle Academy.
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