Oracle Academy promotes IT education in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Up to 20 thousand teachers from 10 thousand schools in Uzbekistan will be able to access the Oracle Academy program.
Within three years, up to 300 computer science teachers will be able to upgrade their qualifications to become Oracle Academy Certified Teachers.
In October-November 2020, 54 teachers from 30 schools took the Java Programming Basics training course.
The Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Oracle Corporation signed a partnership agreement for the implementation of the Oracle Academy program in Uzbekistan. As part of this agreement, Oracle intends to provide professional development training for 300 teachers over the next three years through two trainings for 100 teachers per year.
The key goal of the collaboration is to expand access to IT education by making Oracle Academy materials available to 20,000 teachers from 10,000 schools in Uzbekistan. Thus, all schools and teachers in the country interested in Oracle Academy content will be able to take advantage of the announced program.
Oracle Academy successfully completed Phase 1 of the agreement by delivering Java Programming Fundamentals training to 54 teachers in 30 schools in October and November 2020. Participants who successfully passed the final exam received certificates of completion of the Java Programming Basics course and the right to teach it in their schools.
Through Oracle Academy, teachers will have access to the following seminars and courses:
The basics of working in Java in the Alice environment;
Working in Java with Greenfoot;
Java Fundamentals (Java Fundamentals and Java Foundations);
Fundamentals of Java Programming;
Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning in Java;
Design and programming of databases in the SQL language;
Database programming in PL / SQL;
Oracle Application Express (APEX) Development Fundamentals.
Courses have varying levels of difficulty and target audiences. Workshops based on Alice and Greenfoot are designed to teach elementary school students to introduce them to programming concepts in an easy-to-use environment.
The complementary curriculum for computer science teachers covers Java and database fundamentals and offers them the knowledge to teach through Oracle Academy's free online resources, available anytime and in any classroom. Students will also gain the opportunity to take the Oracle Industry Certification exam by completing Oracle Academy courses:
- Oracle Foundations Associate, Java;
- Oracle Foundations Associate, Database.
“We are glad to start our cooperation with Oracle Corporation and look forward to its further fruitful development. The passing of trainings by our teachers, who will further teach school students the basics of programming, thereby contributing to the formation of relevant knowledge, professional skills and competencies - all this serves to develop our youth and school education,” said Rustam Karimjonov, Deputy Minister public education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
“We believe that everyone should have the skills and capabilities to make their dreams come true. Java is considered one of the most popular programming languagesin the world. The Oracle Academy Java Programming Fundamentals course can be an important first step for students in a computer education and IT career. The use of new information technologies and useful educational materials in the education system can have a significant impact on the development of the national economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” said Natalia Korhonen, Oracle Vice President for Business Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS.