By Mark Sutton
Egyptian teachers trained to expand the Oracle Academy program, and build IT skills among students
Oracle has completed training of twelve Egyptian teachers as part of its educational program to boost IT skills in the country.
The twelve have been trained in Oracle Academy's Database Design and Programming with SQL curriculum, through the ongoing initiatives between the Egyptian Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication and Oracle.
The teachers will now train another 250 teachers in the course, who will then be able to deliver it to 5,000 students across Egypt.
Hussein El Gueretly, country manager, Egypt, Oracle commented: "Oracle is committed to advancing education for young Egyptians and helping prepare them for success in a global economy," said "Our professional development programs for teachers will help strengthen the education system to ensure a bright future for our students.
"The Oracle Academy's approach to training is geared toward instructor and student success. Participants exit the training with a level of understanding that is rarely acquired at teacher professional development events," he added.
The Oracle Academy is one of three initiatives that Oracle is involved with in Egypt, and last year trained 200 teachers and 6,700 students.