A joint press conference to announce the Oracle-funded bursary for the CERN Openlab Summer School and the training of 2,000 MTNF Scholars under the MTNF-Oracle ICT Skill-Up Project was held on the 14th May 2015 at the Board Room, MTN Office, Aromire, Ikoyi
Dignitaries in attendance at the press conference were:
•Oracle Snr. Director Business Dev. ECEMEA;
•Oracle NG Country Leader
•Dean of Student Affairs, representing the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos
•MTNF Scholar/CERN Awardee
•Director, Dragnet Ltd
As part of the agreement, Oracle will fund an annual bursary for one MTN Scholar to attend the 9-week CERN openlab Summer School in Genever, Switzerland. CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The ICT-Skill Up project aims to provide selected beneficiaries with international standard instructor-led ICT training via virtual platform.