ISACA Collaborates with Onitsha Business School to Empower Students with Globally In-demand Skills and Credentials

August 5, 2023
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Global technology association ISACA and Onitsha Business School, located in Anambra State in Nigeria have announced an academic partnership to give students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience with a unique program that provides in-demand skills and credentials to begin a career in IT audit, cybersecurity, emerging tech, governance and privacy.

ISACA developed the Academic Partnership Program to provide opportunities for enhanced learning through hands-on skills needed to begin a career in IT, IT audit, risk, security, data, cybersecurity, governance, or privacy.

Our actions are aligned to ISACA’s deep commitment to invest in global programs and partnerships that afford maximum social benefits, inclusivity, and equity, both within the industry and beyond.

As part of this partnership, ISACA will offer membership and its suite of business and emerging technology certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified in Emerging Technology (CET), Information Technology Certified Associate (ITCA) and more at a discounted price to students of Onitsha Business School.

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“As a global learning organization, ISACA believes in the power of building connections and community to expand the impact of our educational offerings for the students and professionals we serve,” says Jeff Angle, ISACA Senior Director, Academic and Workforce Development.

“We are excited about our partnership with Onitsha Business School and the strides we can make together to open new learning and career pathways for students and engage in meaningful conversations around digital trust.”

“Onitsha Business School (OBS) is an initiative designed to harness appropriate educational resources to develop and train the massive pool of commercial, industrial and entrepreneurial talents in and around the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria.  

For more than 50 years, ISACA has advanced the best talent, expertise and learning in technology with credentials, education, and community to progress their careers and transform their organisations.

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We are delighted about this partnership with ISACA and the transformative impact it will have on digital trust professionals in the Southeastern region of Nigeria,” says Professor Olusegun ‘Dapo Sogbesan, Director General, Onitsha Business School.

Additionally, as part of this collaboration, faculty and members of Onitsha Business School and ISACA Abuja Chapter will engage together in workshops, conferences and other events to promote the sharing of ideas, knowledge and best practices.

“As part of the Abuja chapter’s strategic plan, our academic relations liaison team has actively enhanced the image of ISACA as a leader in business technology within the education community in West Africa and increased awareness and interaction between academia and practitioners. We are elated to celebrate the first of several academic partnerships to come across sub-saharan Africa,” says Emmanuel Omoke, ISACA Abuja Chapter President.

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ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials, education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world.

ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 170,000 members who work in digital trust fields such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality. It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for underresourced and underrepresented populations.


About Onitsha Business School

Onitsha Business School (OBS) is an initiative designed to harness appropriate educational resources to develop and train the massive pool of commercial, industrial and entrepreneurial talents in and around the commercial city of Onitsha.

While its establishment has been triggered by the peculiar and specific needs of the city and Anambra state, Nigeria in particular, its focus and mission is to become a widely acclaimed Center for educational excellence delivering a strategically crafted range of leadership, vocational and business related academic, professional, and skills-based programs to a selected category of prospective students.

This school takes students beyond the classroom to understand the practical realities of the business world. The Capabilities of managers and leaders are enhanced to address challenges. People are exposed to leading edge-thinking and by that ensure that businesses have the strategic drive to succeed.

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