The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, has joined Oracle Academy as an Institution Member.
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On the other hand, the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo was established by the Supra Diocesan Board (West) of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has its origins in the defunct CMS training institution, Abeokuta and the defunct St. Andrews College, Oyo.
The University started as CMS Training Institution in Abeokuta in 1853 from where it was relocated to Lagos (1868 to 1896). In March 1896, it was transplanted to Oyo retrospectively in 1920.
Presenting the plaque of the partnership with Oracle Academy, Mr. Adefemi Falase, the Oracle Ambassador of the University who is also a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, on Wednesday 7th August, 2019 expressed his gratitude to the University for the privilege to represent the University and thrilled at the partnership which will be of great benefit to members of staff, students and the University Community.
Speaking at the event, the Head of Department of Computer Science, Mr. Oyebode spoke about the ever-changing nature of the ICT world which necessitated the partnership with the global IT giant.
The Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Ebenezer Olayinka was elated about the collaboration, appreciating the Vice-Chancellor and everyone who made it possible.
In his remark, the Chairman of the Committee of Deans, Prof. Ayotunde Ayodabo appreciated the efforts of the Department for the feat and congratulates the Vice-Chancellor on yet another laudable achievement.