Oracle to provide $20m for advance computer training in Sindh -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Oracle to provide $20m for advance computer training in Sindh

KARACHI- The Oracle Corporation has agreed to provide $20 million for advance computer training in Sindh.

The understanding was reached on Friday between Sindh Information Board and Oracle Corporation. Sindh Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafiz Shaikh and Director, Asia Pacific, Oracle Education Initiative Darren Rushworth signed the agreement. The agreement was raise the quality of information technology training institutions to meet the international standards’ for spreading information technology training and education in the province, and etc build capacity for the Sindh government initiative.

The significant features of the agreement is that the Oracle Corporation will provide enterprise resource planning (EPR) training under its academic initiative for the very first time in Asia Pacific.

The agreement outlines the cut-rent intention of the parties with respect to principal elements of a proposed business relationship for the provisions of IT Board’s endorsement and support of Oracle’s academic initiative.

Oracle Corporation would initially invest a minimum of $ 20 million including an estimated 10 million dollars in the training of Java and associated technologies. This programme would be further expanded based upon the experience of this initial collaboration.

Dr Shaikh said that the objective of this initiative is to make Sindh the IT hub of Pakistan and a centre for software exports and services from Pakistan.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:11/18/2000